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Recent tests indicate that modern humans share at least 98.5 percent DNA with Neanderthals.

 

What might this finding say about the Genesis creation story?

 

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/29/eabc0776

 

https://nypost.com/2021/07/17/humans-neanderthals-share-up-to-98-5-percent-dna-study/

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5 hours ago, alreadyGone said:

 

Recent tests indicate that modern humans share at least 98.5 percent DNA with Neanderthals.

 

What might this finding say about the Genesis creation story?

 

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/29/eabc0776

 

https://nypost.com/2021/07/17/humans-neanderthals-share-up-to-98-5-percent-dna-study/

 

This figure of of 98.5% can be somewhat deceiving. What this figure actually  says is that of all the known DNA from the genus Homo (modern humans), that 98.5% of these genes are the same between us and Neanderthals. When you take all of our total DNA, chimpanzees and bonobos share 98.8% the same DNA as us. Humans share about 85% of our total DNA with mice, and we share about 60% of our DNA with bananas :) 

 

There is about a  .5% genetic variation between all living homo-sapiens. and about 1% difference between us and all past homo sapiens. So there is only a .5% difference between all past homo sapiens and modern human homo-sapien sapiens. . As indicated above, this is the same variation as we see between modern humans today. So Neanderthals were very similar to modern humans concerning their DNA. If you saw one today walking alive we may not be able to tell the difference in some cases.

 

Neanderthals had what is called a ginger gene meaning they had reddish or blondish hair and blue of green eyes. but they were shorter, stockier and more muscular as adults.

 

https://www.eupedia.com/europe/neanderthal_facts_and_myths.shtml

 

https://sciencing.com/animals-share-human-dna-sequences-8628167.html

 

 

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7 hours ago, alreadyGone said:

 

Recent tests indicate that modern humans share at least 98.5 percent DNA with Neanderthals.

 

What might this finding say about the Genesis creation story?

 

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/29/eabc0776

 

https://nypost.com/2021/07/17/humans-neanderthals-share-up-to-98-5-percent-dna-study/

 

I believe the "98.5" figure is only counting genes which are involved with protein formation, and not other genes, i.e., regulatory genes.

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3 hours ago, pantheory said:

blue or green eyes

So they had blue genes? 😁

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Fuego said:

So they had blue genes? 😁

 

 

 

I wish I had a pair of skinny genes.  

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Historically Neanderthals have been portrayed as looking very different from modern humans today. But that view of them has changed since then because of our genetic analysis of them and more modern looking skulls of Neanderthal children. When older, most Neanderthal men probably appeared more brutish than most men today, but when younger some may have looked like this,

 

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similar to the appearance of Scandinavians today, with blond, light brown, or reddish hair, and colored eyes -- and maybe ever more so when they were a Neanderthal hybrid with homo-sapiens.

 

https://www.eupedia.com/europe/neanderthal_facts_and_myths.shtml

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3 hours ago, TheRedneckProfessor said:

I wish I had a pair of skinny genes.  

 

I have some but they don't fit me anymore.

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59 minutes ago, pantheory said:

 

I have some but they don't fit me anymore.

Maybe you gained allele weight.

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5 hours ago, TheRedneckProfessor said:

Maybe you gained allele weight.

You should be banned for that.

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10 hours ago, TheRedneckProfessor said:

Maybe you gained allele weight.

 

More like "alittle" weight, about 20 lbs. of unwanted pounds.

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