Thursday, September 01, 2005

SEE? Evolution is science and ID is not!

After my previous post, this article just baffles me.

Scientists decode chimp DNA
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists have deciphered the DNA of the chimpanzee, the closest living relative of humankind, and made comprehensive comparisons with the human genetic blueprint.

It is a step toward finding a biological answer to a key question: What makes us human?

There are no firm answers yet about how humans picked up key traits such as walking upright and developing complex language. But the work has produced a long list of DNA differences with the chimp and some hints about which ones might be crucial.

Humans and chimps have evolved separately since splitting from a common ancestor about 6 million years ago, and their DNA remains highly similar -- about 96 percent to almost 99 percent identical, depending on how the comparison is made.

Still, the number of genetic differences between a human and a chimp is about 10 times more than between any two humans, the federal genome institute says. It is the differences -- some 40 million -- that attract the attention of scientists.

There's no question to real scientists doing real research. All evidence points to evolution by way of natural selection.

And I know that lots of people are going to read this AP article and be fine with it, despite their feelings about Darwinism and ID. They are going to read this article and think "science." They are going to read this article and be interested and wonder what the scientists answers will be. They are going to read this article and find it fascinating.

And then they are going to read that NYTimes article and assert that they believe in creationism, not Darwinism, and they're sure about that. And they're not going to realize that this is completely inconsistent with what they ACTUALLY think deep down inside. They KNOW what is science and what is not... They just refuse to let themselves admit it... because clever power-hungry conservatives have drafted a movement that has brainwashed a nation.

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