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To: RightWhale
That similiar thread had some good stuff in it. I will post what I think are the key paragraphs from it here...

The comparative data suggest that during the evolutionary process, humans somehow altered the process of gene expression in their brains, accumulating expression differences at least five times faster than chimpanzees and distancing themselves from their nearest cousin. A similar trend appeared when the scientists examined differences in brain protein levels.

To determine if the differences between humans and chimps were indeed more than expected between such closely related species, the researchers also analyzed gene and protein expression in two mouse species that are about as genetically different from to each other as humans are to chimps. They found fewer differences in gene expression levels among the mice, further suggesting that the human-chimp discrepancy marks a special evolutionary process

Whatever could they mean by 'special evolutionary process'? Didn't they have a hard time explaning how known mutation rates for both species could have produced the differences already observed between the two? How much bigger is this problem now?

14 posted on 04/11/2002 6:30:34 PM PDT by Ahban
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To: Ahban
How much bigger is this problem now?

The problem might be getting bigger the more is known. They are drowning in data already, and who has the time to look across disciplines? The Middle East solution might be simpler.

19 posted on 04/11/2002 7:25:22 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: Ahban
Whatever could they mean by 'special evolutionary process'? Didn't they have a hard time explaning how known mutation rates for both species could have produced the differences already observed between the two? How much bigger is this problem now?

No, comparing the DNA trees is based on silent mutations. These reveal the mutation rates, because they're not getting filtered out by selection.

22 posted on 04/12/2002 12:42:11 AM PDT by jennyp
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To: Ahban
The comparative data suggest that during the evolutionary process, humans somehow altered the process of gene expression in their brains, -antoher article on this subject -

Just kinda shows how desperate the evolutionists are with this finding. How does one alter one's gene expression? They refuse to change their atheistic views regardless of the evidence or how silly explaining it away makes them look.

25 posted on 04/13/2002 8:17:55 AM PDT by gore3000
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