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Of Monkeys and Men: What the Genetic Code Reveals

Of Monkeys and Men: What the Genetic Code Reveals

An artist’s rendering of the face of a half-monkey/half-man graced the October 9, 2006 cover story for Time magazine. Titled, “What Makes Us Different?,” the article’s tagline responded, “Not very much, when you look at our DNA.” We are told that of the 3 billion base pairs in the human genome, only 1.23 percent are different from that of the chimp’s DNA. But does this mean, as the article states, that these great apes are man’s “closest relatives on the tree of life”? Not necessarily. 

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What Was Eric Cornell Thinking?

What Was Eric Cornell Thinking?

Eric Cornell, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, authored an essay in Time magazine titled, “What Was God Thinking? Science Can’t Tell.” Cornell makes the point that the idea of “intelligent design” (ID) should not be taught in science class since “science isn’t about knowing the mind of God.” Cornell’s comments are the latest salvo in the battle against introducing any competing theory to that of Darwinian evolution. Yet, there are several problems with Cornell’s thesis. 

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