Saturday, May 30, 2009


One of the problems with evolution is its elevation of genes. Because genes are so central to the evolutionary narrative, they have taken on an unrealistically important role in evolutionary theory. Here's an example from an article about research comparing mice and humans:

"In the last decade or so, we've come to realized that the mouse is really similar to humans," said co-author of the new study, Wolfgang Enard of the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthrophology. "The genes are essentially the same and they also work similarly."

Only in evolutiondom do we find otherwise smart people making such bizarre, non scientific conclusions.