Geneticists, Other Scientists, Join Ranks of Darwin Dissenters
DNA Testing Not Helpful to Darwin Disciples
More at Odds with Darwin’s TOE
The “end” of evolution as we know it?
With the advent of advanced DNA testing relating to the origin of humans, you’d think geneticists, biochemists, and other scientists, such as molecular biologists, bacteriologists, geophysicists, and microbiologists would trumpet recent DNA findings as additional proof of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Yet we’ve found where a growing number of these types of scientists have come forward to dispute Darwin’s Theory of Evolution on the site: A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism, where over 700 scientists and researchers have signed their name.
The scientists and researchers who signed the list are unanimous in this opinion:
“Darwinism was an interesting idea in the 19th century, when handwaving explanations gave a plausible, if not properly scientific, framework into which we could fit biological facts. However, what we have learned since the days of Darwin throws doubt on natural selection’s ability to create complex biological systems – and we still have little more than handwaving as an argument in its favor.”
We continue to see the MSM publish articles which are favorable to Darwin’s theory, such as the NY Times, Scientists in Germany Draft Neanderthal Genome. What the MSM hasn’t reported are the growing number of scientists and researchers who disagree with Darwin’s theory, calling it “an interesting idea in the 19th century”.
In the NY Times article, German scientists report that they’ve reconstructed the genome of Neanderthals:
“The Neanderthal genome, when fully analyzed, is expected to shed light on many critical aspects of human evolution. It will help document two important sets of genetic changes: those that occurred between 5.7 million years ago, when the human line split from the line leading to chimpanzees, and 300,000 years ago, when Neanderthals and the ancestors of modern humans parted ways; and second, the changes in the human line after it diverged from Neanderthals.”
The NY Times article reported that the “human line split from the line leading to chimpanzees”.
The article also reported that researchers had found that there is no significant trace of Neanderthal genes in modern humans. Of the two claims above, one is fact, the other is based on theory.
The scientific fact from the Times article is that researchers found “no significant trace of Neanderthal genes in modern humans”. The “theory” part: the bit about the human line split leading to Cheetah, Tarzan’s monkey sidekick. The Times also reported that researchers are contemplating a Dr. Moreau type experiment, if, and when a “full Neanderthal genome is in hand”:
“When the full Neanderthal genome is in hand, could it be made to produce the living creature its information specifies? Ethical considerations aside, Dr. PÃ¤Ã¤bo said, Neanderthals could not be generated with existing technology. Dr. Church of Harvard disagreed. He said he would start with the human genome, which is highly similar to that of Neanderthals, and change the few DNA units required to convert it into the Neanderthal version.
This could be done, he said, by splitting the human genome into 30,000 chunks about 100,000 DNA units in length. Each chunk would be inserted into bacteria and converted to the Neanderthal equivalent by changing the few DNA units in which the two species differ. The changed lengths of DNA would then be reassembled into a full Neanderthal genome. To avoid ethical problems, this genome would be inserted not into a human cell but into a chimpanzee cell.
The chimp cell would be reprogrammed to embryonic state and used to generate, in a chimpanzeeâ€™s womb, a mutant chimp embryo that was a Neanderthal in many or most of its features.
Dr. Church acknowledged that ethical views on such an experiment would vary widely. But bringing a Neanderthal to birth, he said, would satisfy the human desire to communicate with other intelligences.”
The fate of the Neanderthals has been widely debated, with some in the scientific field theorizing that Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons “interbred”:
From Discover Magazine:
“Cro-Magnon people and Neanderthals may have shared their European habitat from 45,000 to 30,000 years ago, but new evidence suggests that they didnâ€™t get more intimate than that. Italian researchers sequenced mitochondrial DNA from Cro-Magnon bones dating from 28,000 years ago and found no trace of Neanderthal DNA, suggesting that the two early hominids did not interbreed to create modern humans.
The fate of the Neanderthals, who vanish from the fossil record around 30,000 years ago, has been fiercely debated. One theory, known as the Out of Africa hypothesis, holds that modern humans, whose ancestors had recently migrated from Africa, drove the Neanderthals extinct, possibly through warfare, disease, or cognitive advantage. But the competing multi-regional hypothesis argues that Neanderthals and modern humans interbred and that Neanderthals were absorbed into our gene pool.”
Yet, some in the anthropological field of science are not willing to accept the current DNA findings as proof that modern humans did not “evolve” from Neanderthals.
Who are they and why?