The virtue of excellence
Humans share 98% of their DNA with Chimps (of the same sex).Humans share 93% of their DNA with mice, and 87% with shellfish.Therefore, can we say that a shellfish is less than 7 times more distant from a human than a chimp is? Or that a mouse is only twice as distant?Meanwhile, "human" DNA is only the DNA for 10% of the cells in our body. 90% of the cells are bacteria. And the DNA in a human cell has more DNA coding for viruses than it does for human proteins.Mix and match these numbers to prove anything you like. Eg. A northern European is more closely related to a Swiss cheese than to a Masai tribesman.
Dr. Pat,Thanks. That's 1 compelling vote for incoherent, but useful to confuse folks in arguments.
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