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Posted on 01/19/2009 1:04:36 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
Skippy surprises scientists
by Carl Wieland
20 January 2009
Feeling jumpy? It may not be from what you think. Researchers at Australias government-backed Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics have mapped the genetic code of these marsupials, and were surprised at the amazing similarity to that of humans...
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lol, and here i thought i was more closely related to a sea banana
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana
I screwed up on the title. Could someone change it to the proper title? Thank you—GGG
Skippy surprises scientists
I get so excited thinking about the day when we will be able to understand the staggering complexity of what God has done, able to see a million intricacies that we cannot now imagine.
In the beginning was the Word...
I believe one of the layers of meaning of “Word” in this context will be that of information. An unimaginable amount of information that all works perfectly together, a “matrix” of reality.
I wonder what the degree of similarity will be. For some reason they left this little detail out. Perhaps they need time to confer with their colleagues and hammer out how the ToE predicted this all along.
We even have to choose between the biblical equivalent of the blue pill or the red pill :o)
Thank you :o)
Funny how that keeps happening over and over.
I thought you were talking about “Skippy” Algore.
In that were the case, the similarity between skippy and humans would be surprising indeed!
From the USA Today article on the web:
"Great chunks of the genome are virtually identical..." eh? What Carl leaves out is that this is generally the case! And he leaves out the statements that quantify the actual distance--separation 150 million years ago. That's not exactly a first cousin, now is it?
And they've found the Aussie icon has more in common with humans than scientists had thought. The kangaroo last shared a common ancestor with humans 150 million years ago.
"We've been surprised at how similar the genomes are," said Jenny Graves, director of the government-backed research effort. "Great chunks of the genome are virtually identical." ...
The scientists also discovered 14 previously unknown genes in the kangaroo and suspect the same ones are also in humans, Graves said.
Scientists have already untangled the DNA of around two dozen mammals, including mice and chimps, which are closer to humans on the evolutionary timeline. But Graves said it's the kangaroo's distance from people that make its genetic map helpful in understanding how humans evolved.
By lining up the genomes of different species, scientists can spot genes they never knew existed and figure out what DNA features have stayed the same or changed over time. Elements that have remained the same are usually important, Graves said [emphasis added].
Is there no limit to the obfuscation and misrepresentation that we can expect from creation "science?"
“evolutionists in making any fact, predicted or not, fit their materialistic worldview.”
Just like the global warming proponents. It’s like lockstep.
The deconstruction has begun. My cousin the ‘roo is distant; not a kissing (yech!) cousin.
I always knew peanut butter was too complex to have formed naturally!
Hadn't thought of it that way, but amen!
MM (in TX)
Captain obvious may be in order here.
Same internal organs in roughly the same place
Same number of limbs
There are a whole lot of similarities between kangaroos and humans. Why wouldn’t much of the DNA be similar?
For those who wish to get in touch with their “inner kangaroo” large belly packs are available on the internet at quite reasonable prices for quite unreasonable people.
That humans have kangaroos as ancestors is demonstrated by the popularity of Pogo sticks and high jump sporting events.
However, true jumping ability was never developed as early “man-garoos” tended to jump off really high places and those that survived developed the strong legs seen in ambulance chasing lawyers.
“Scientists have already untangled the DNA of around two dozen mammals, including mice and chimps, which are closer to humans on the evolutionary timeline.”
So to question: Are we mice or men? the answer is, “both”?