Monday, April 5, 2010
Genes and Evolution
Mr. Coyne states that the genes of a chimp compared to us humans are about a 1.5 percent difference. This sounds that we are very closely related to chimps, but later Coyne saids that these differences could completely alter a protein sequence (210-211). This would show that the sequences are hugely different. Could this be one flaw in how he presents his case for evolution? If our gene codes are different, how can we be descendants of these species? Every creature has a set amount of genes that separates it from another creature. What boundaries must be met in order to recognize that species are different from one another?