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Author Topic:   The Post-Noah's Flood Period is Explained by Evolution
deerbreh
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Message 61 of 66 (469632)
06-06-2008 2:59 PM
Reply to: Message 51 by LucyTheApe
05-21-2008 8:31 PM


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We have blue-green algae that are supposed to be about
3.5 billion years old, alive. We put the their genetic structure on
the bottom. We have man, we put their (or some more advanced)
genetic structure on top. We work out what differences in structures
relates to which characteristics in organisms between species, families, kingdoms, classes and phyla. We fill in the
table and find out which traits were picked up by which organisms.
We should be able to tell where all animals and plants , extant, extinct and unknown originated genetically, geographically and temporally.
Actually we pretty much can do this using morphological, biochemical, nuclear DNA and mitochondrial DNA characteristics. But it is not really correct to say we put man on the "top" and blue-green algae on the "bottom". We now know that in fact there are a lot of genetic and biochemical similarites between even the most "distant" species based on the old systematics using morphology alone. So to classify one as on the bottom and another on the top has less meaning with the modern understanding of molecular biology. You are more like blue-green algae than you can imagine. You have the same basic DNA and basic biochemistry, for one thing, with the exeption that blue-green algae can capture energy directly from the sun and you can't. So in that sense blue-green algae are actually a bit more sophisticated.
Edited by deerbreh, : remove extra word

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deerbreh
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Message 64 of 66 (469835)
06-07-2008 11:23 PM
Reply to: Message 62 by LucyTheApe
06-06-2008 5:26 PM


Re: Blue Green Humans
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Forget the unscientific subjective morphological classification. We created the table of elements without seeing any elements. We should be able to do the same with DNA.
There is nothing unscientific about using morphology to classify organisms. Genetics controls morphology so it is nonsensical to pit one against the other. And DNA is also increasingly being used to classify organisms, particularly at the subspecies level. Your understanding of biology and genetics appears to be at a very elementary level. I have taught high school students with better understanding. I think you have some work to do before you can hope to hold your own on these boards. Sorry to sound condescending but that is how I see it.

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deerbreh
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Message 66 of 66 (471510)
06-17-2008 9:23 AM
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06-06-2008 5:26 PM


Re: Blue Green Humans
quote:
We created the table of elements without seeing any elements.
It would be off topic to explain, but this is an incorrect statement. Your physical science knowledge needs a little work.

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