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How do scientists determine we share 98% of our DNA with Chimps?

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"How do scientists determine we share 98% of our DNA with Chimps?"  I've asked this question several times to YEC proponents and have not gotten the right answer.  I believe, if you are going to debate science, you should understand the current consensus even if you do not believe it, otherwise how can you disprove it.  Most here do not believe we evolved from a common ancestor with chimps, but do not understand what evolution actually states.  So, anyone have the answer?

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There is a few problems here.  First, the number is at best around 90%

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121106201124.htm

 

Second, if you are going to claim that shared DNA proves evolution you need to offer some sort of support for that claim.

 

If you can offer some support for your claim I would be happy to explain how the DNA is compared.

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There is a few problems here.  First, the number is at best around 90%

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121106201124.htm

 

Second, if you are going to claim that shared DNA proves evolution you need to offer some sort of support for that claim.

 

If you can offer some support for your claim I would be happy to explain how the DNA is compared.

 

 

Nope, the article does not explain it.  I am not saying the similarity proves evolution; I'm just trying to gauge the knowledge of evolution of the folks here.  I too often see straw men put up and torn down by those who do not have a grasp on the subject.  This is pretty basic, so again, just a gauge...

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If the similarity does not support evolution, how can describing gauge our knowledge of evolution?

You are making no sense

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There is a difference between understanding evolution and believing in it.  I'm saying if one is aguing against evolution, one should understand the science behind it.  Knowing how science says we share 98% of our genome with chimps is not saying that evolution is true, but it does say that you've made an informed decision.

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Many people rely on creationist websites and publications to inform them of evolution. It would be really good for folks to take a primer course to better fill out their knowledge.

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"How do scientists determine we share 98% of our DNA with Chimps?"  I've asked this question several times to YEC proponents and have not gotten the right answer.  I believe, if you are going to debate science, you should understand the current consensus even if you do not believe it, otherwise how can you disprove it.  Most here do not believe we evolved from a common ancestor with chimps, but do not understand what evolution actually states.  So, anyone have the answer?

 

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Many people rely on creationist websites and publications to inform them of evolution. It would be really good for folks to take a primer course to better fill out their knowledge.

 

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"How do scientists determine we share 98% of our DNA with Chimps?"  I've asked this question several times to YEC proponents and have not gotten the right answer.  I believe, if you are going to debate science, you should understand the current consensus even if you do not believe it, otherwise how can you disprove it.  Most here do not believe we evolved from a common ancestor with chimps, but do not understand what evolution actually states.  So, anyone have the answer?

Actually scientists do know that we humans share a common ancestor with chimps. The theory of evolution dictates that through the process of natural selection we have slowly mutated from single celled organisms to where we are today. Evolution is not a direct process. Think  of evolution as more of a huge family tree than a direct linear line of your immediate family members. A mutation is a deformity. We can see these in people today. Most of the time these mutations are non beneficial, but sometimes depending on the creatures environment the mutation may help he creature with survival. This creature with the "superior genes" will be most likely to reproduce an pass  on it's genetic code. This process has slowly gone on on our plane for billions of years. Only in the past few million years have Chimps and other animals appeared on the earth. We humans back a long time ago had a common ancestor. Going back to the family tree analogy you could think of a chimp as humanity's distant cousin. We did not only come from apes though. We have many other ancestors. Depending on how far you look back in the timeline of life on earth. If you go back about 3.7 billion years ago you may find the first living organisms. All living means is a reproducing molecule so it wouldn't be anything extravagant but it would be enough.  On the other hand if you look at life today you see how diverse and beautifully complex life on earth is. We Are a result of that one reproducing molicule.

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There is a difference between understanding evolution and believing in it.  I'm saying if one is aguing against evolution, one should understand the science behind it.  Knowing how science says we share 98% of our genome with chimps is not saying that evolution is true, but it does say that you've made an informed decision.

So are you saying in your profile description that you don't believe in god or evolution, because if you are saying that you don,t believe in god then i am righ with you on that one.

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