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  1. Ok, the movement to pseudoscience seems a bit odd, but ok. I don't think real biologists will look in this section, while my question is valid for biologists i guess. Is Peter Borger right about the mutation rate of essential genes and redundant genes? I see an answer above about gene duplication. But that is what this article is about, gene duplication is not the only reason for redundant genes as stated in his referenses..
  2. I totally agree with Mrburns 2012 But i like to go back on topic and like an answer to this question, preferrably with references. - Every living organism has essential genes. - Every living organism has lots of redundant genes. - Essential genes cannot be removed without changing the phenotype. - Redundant genes can be removed and do not change phenotype whatsoever. So if redundant genes are not ALL necessary for the survival of the organism, the mutation rate should be higher, because there is no selection pressure. But that is what this article claims not to be true. Redu
  3. Ok, now you scare me. Please give us the peer-reviewed papers that points to the alien conclusion. Merged post follows: Consecutive posts merged This alien race should then come into existence darwinian way? If another alien race can come about in darwinian ways, why should we think we can't? Is this because of evidence, or...? Of isthis alien race created by a God?
  4. Sione, for your information, Peter Borger is an creationist. A very strong believer in creationism. But he claims to get his believes through his observations in science. Here are a few more of his articles. Genetic code optimization part 1 Genetic code optimization part 2 Ultra Conserved regions megaproblems for evolution Another article on Genetic Redundancy
  5. So if i understand this correctly genetic redundancy is not a problem for evolution. I'm just curious, this is what is said in short: - Every living organism has essential genes. - Every living organism has lots of redundant genes. - Essential genes cannot be removed without changing the phenotype. - Redundant genes can be removed and do not change phenotype whatsoever. So if redundant genes are not ALL necessary for the survival of the organism, the mutation rate should be higher, because there is no selection pressure. But that is what this article claims not to be true. R
  6. I got this paper from an creationist friend, he says this is the ultimate proof that evolution in a darwinian way impossible is. http://download229.mediafire.com/mnvwu4ljxxdg/tmd2zzzhmei/genetic_redundancy.pdf I'm no biochemist or evolutionary biologist, but does he have a point or not?
  7. Thank you for this new inside of this story, that makes alot of difference indeed. So he's right about the 1400 genes (estimate), but he takes it to literally when saying 6,4% is different between chimps and humans. Because the actual information differs only by an estimated 0,1%, quite a difference indeed. I'm gonna relay your answer to him if you don't mind.
  8. He is accusing you guys for not knowing your science, this is the article where he refers to http://www.genetics.org/cgi/content/full/177/3/1941 I must admit, it says literally that 6,4% genes are different between humans and chimps, with 678 gene gaines in humans and 740 gene losses compared to chimps. So there is a total of over 1400 genes that differ with chimps.
  9. So true, but it's hard for me to debate with him because he goes really technical sometimes where he outclasses me. But the confidence this guy has in his theory is unbelieveble. Especially the genetic redundance part (degeneration of all lifeforms on earth), i can not give good enough feedback to make him doubt his theory. He has "proven" that life was much more complex in the early days then less complex what evolution tells us.
  10. I don't think he is lying about the PHd, but i think it's more ignorance he is proposing. If you are interested in his theory try this link. It is a Dutch site, but his pretentious theory is in english. GUToB
  11. Thank you for your response, i must say that his statement is not solely based on this argument, but this is one of them. But this statement is not worth looking into i guess?
  12. Hello, Im new to this forum and i am from holland, so i hope my english is good enough to understand, but i think this is my best bet to get an answer to my question. I'm having an online debat with an creationist, he is a biologist with PHd and all and claims to have an new theory that would blow darwins theory out of the sky. I asked him the question, why do you think we are not descended from apes?In fact, we are apes. His answer is simple, he says that he has studied the human genome and the chimp genome so closely that they could not be related. There are 22.000 genes in
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