Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ken Miller on Human Evolution

Here is one of my favorite science clips. It is Ken Miller talking about arguments he made in the Dover trial with regard to human evolution.

In it, he illustrates how humans came to have 46 chromosomes while the other apes have 48. Two of the chimp chromosomes have fused in humans, and because of various facts about chromosome construction, where this fusion occurred, and with what chromosomes, has been exactly mapped.

This is a good example of the kinds of verification of evolution that goes on all the time, and the kind that is so stark in its implications it literally can make one wonder how it is possible for any one to doubt the theory. A creator that would do this sort of thing would be deranged, evil, or one hell of a practical jokester.

No comments: