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  •  good grief, more BS (none)
    A quick google has shown that within a few months of this paper numerous evolutionary-based explanations for these "missing" genes were proposed. One was horizontal transfer from bacteria, which was even discussed in the original article. This is a known gene transfer mechanism and is wholly compatible with evolutionary theory and in no way "breaks" it. The relatively high number was a surprise, but even before the article reached print the number had been recalculated to be lower, and within months was assumed to be less than 50. All wholly compatible with evolutionary theory. And just a few months after the Nature publication -

    A new study demonstrates that humans have relatively few, if any, genes passed directly from bacteria during evolution. Fewer than 50 human genes may have been transferred from bacteria to vertebrates at some point in time, according to an analysis of human, bacterial and nonvertebrate genomes published this week in Science Express. source

    Just like the ID folk you've taken a question posed by science years ago and conveniently completely ignored anything since.

    Evolution broken? Only within your skull. Go troll elsewhere.

    Give us back the America we trust and respect!!!

    by icerat on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 11:28:25 PM PST

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    •  Why so Rude, my friend? (none)
      I raed your article and it Agrees with Me!

      Did you read it?

      The first paragraph begins,

      "A new study demonstrates that humans have relatively few, if any, genes passed directly from bacteria during evolution."

       2nd paragraph begins,

      "None of these genes is likely to have been acquired outright from bacteria, say investigators at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Rockville, Maryland, who conducted the study."

      Also, there is no need to be rude.

      Get an education. http://www.fasteducation.com

      by optimus maximus on Wed Dec 21, 2005 at 01:26:13 PM PST

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      •  You seem to misunderstand (none)
        It's not the origin of the 223 missing genes - the 223 missing genes don't exist. There is at most 50 genes that may have past to humans from bacteria or elsewhere through horizontal transfer. The theory of evolution is in no way under threat from 223 gene transfers, let alone less than 50. "Broken" my arse.

        I reserve the right to be rude to people who post falsehoods.

        Give us back the America we trust and respect!!!

        by icerat on Thu Dec 22, 2005 at 12:09:38 AM PST

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