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Author Topic:   Does Chen's work pose a problem for ToE?
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02-27-2006 3:38 PM

I've been skimming several of these evolution discussion sites and a thought struck me. Most people accept that the earth is 10 to 15 billion years old. If an acceptable number is 10 billion it would make easy math.
Several years ago a couple of different groups had some 'super' computers operating for about a year to 'map' the human DNA, at least that's what I understood... if I'm wrong I'll gladly be corrected. Assuming that those computers were only running at 1 gig, if my numbers are correct there would be 31.6 to the 14th power of calculations in a year.
Assuming that a calculation would equal a 'change' in the DNA, probably a big assumption, and the DNA started changing immediately, it appears that there would have had to be a change in the DNA of 1 every 3 years, going from zero to the present.
Does this fit anywhere in the ToE? Seems a lot of rather rapid change to get where we are. I know in nature, many if not all mutants are shunned or killed. Pardon me if this has already been covered somewhere.
This message has been edited by AdminJar, 02-27-2006 02:44 PM

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