"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A Christian fucktard at a chess website wrote for someone else: "Your statement - " but later this was confirmed in dramatic fashion by the discovery of a quite arbitrary genetic code that is almost identical across all living organisms." could just as easily be because a creator uses similar code because it's the most efficient way to create something." This is what I wrote for the uneducated moron.
"could just as easily be because a creator uses similar code because it's the most efficient way to create something."
Translation: The Magic Man did it.
Your idea, besides being ridiculous, doesn't work for ERVs. Look it up.
Oh wait. You can't look it up because education makes you science deniers cry.
The most accurate explanation would be a copy and paste job from a real biologist. Of course you won't read it or if you did read it you wouldn't be able to understand it. Here it is anyway:
"We also harbor dead genes that came from other species, namely viruses. Some, called 'endogenous retroviruses' (ERVs), can make copies of their genome and insert them into the DNA of species they infect. (HIV is a retrovirus.) If the viruses infect the cells that make sperm and eggs, they can be passed on to future generations. The human genome contains thousands of such viruses, nearly all of them rendered harmless by mutations. They are the remnants of ancient infections. But some of these remnants sit in exactly the same location on the chromosomes of humans and chimpanzees. These were surely viruses that infected our common ancestor and were passed on to both descendants. Since there is almost no chance of viruses inserting themselves independently at exactly the same spot in two species, this points strongly to common ancestry."
-- Jerry Coyne, University of Chicago biologist
My point is those ERVs we have in common with chimpanzees can't be explained by the childish "The Magic Man did it" fantasy because there is no reason a fairy with a magic wand would magically insert ERVs in the exact same locations of two species. The only possible explanation is those ERVs were inherited from the common ancestor of human apes and chimpanzee apes.
Any child could understand this. Unfortunately the science deniers will never be able to understand. Their disease can't be fixed.
Professional idiots have tried to lie about this evidence. Not easy to lie about this one so what they do is try to change the subject. They say "the ERVs are functional therefore the evidence is wrong." It doesn't matter if that's true or not. That's not the point of this evidence. What matters is the ERVs were inherited from a common ancestor. These ERVs (about 16 of them unless more have been discovered) were not there when the creature evolved (or according to the science deniers when they were magically created) therefore the magic fairy had nothing to do with it.
I could use puppets to help science deniers understand but even that wouldn't work.
One more thing: There is a YouTube video that explains the whole thing in extreme detail. Here's the video and a quote from that video. Recommended for normal people. The science deniers would not be able to understand.
"WHAT IF INSERTION IS NOT RANDOM" "If you run the numbers with the assumption that ERVs can only insert in 1% of the genome, i.e. highly nonrandom, you still get enormously low probabilities with only 16 ERVs. So even if insertion is highly nonrandom, getting the thousands of matched ERVs between all primates is unbelievably unlikely just like I show in the video (don't believe me, do the math)."
"Endogenous Retroviruses (ERVs) are the relics of ancient viral infections preserved in our DNA. The odd thing is many ERVs are located in exactly the same position on our genome and the chimpanzee genome. There are two explanations for the perfectly matched ERV locations. Either it is an unbelievable coincidence that viruses just by chance inserted in exactly the same location in our genomes, or humans and chimps share a common ancestor. It was our common ancestor that was infected, and we both inherited the ERVs. ERVs provide the closest thing to a mathematical proof for evolution. And remember, ERVs are just one of the millions of FACTS that support the theory of evolution. Think about it."