Saturday, October 19, 2013

Evolutionists Are Celebrating a New Chimp-Human Study That Actually Just Presents More Problems

They Just Aren’t That Smart

Remember how nearly-identical chimpanzee-human genes were celebrated as yet another proof of evolution? There was only one problem: it didn’t make sense because the genes were too similar. The minor differences were probably not enough to produce species as different as the chimp and human and, as I explained in my book Darwin’s Proof, there must be more significant differences to be found between the two primates. And indeed such differences were discovered. One was that even those highly similar genes were often transcribed at very different levels in the two species. This, evolutionists reasoned, must have been a driver in the primate evolution that led to such different species. What evolutionists did not realize was that, once again, they had violated Occam’s Razor by adding yet more serendipity to their theory. With evolution we were to believe that essentially all the genes needed to make humans evolved first and then later the quantities were adjusted to evolve homo sapiens. Imagine an inventor who just luckily builds all the parts of a Boeing 747 but not in the right quantities. He has only one wing, three rudders, a dozen jet engines, and so forth. Then he realizes how well the parts work together if he merely adjusts the quantities a bit. Now a new study shows another problem with evolution’s just-so story of human evolution.

The new study shows that the differing transcription levels in chimps and humans do not correlate very well to differing protein expression levels. In other words, a gene may be copied more or less frequently, but that does not necessarily mean the resulting protein will be produced at higher or lower amounts.

Various patterns were observed and the evolutionists now reason that protein expression levels evolve under greater evolutionary constraint than gene transcription, via some unknown or unidentified mechanism.

Notice that evolutionary theory is completely superfluous to the story. The study made a scientific discovery, but it was then wrapped in an evolutionary narrative that does not help us to understand the new finding and adds nothing to the science. Furthermore, the evolution narrative, in spite of its uncertainty and vagueness, is presented as a fact. Evolutionists just aren’t that smart.

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