Joined: July 2007
|Quote (jeannot @ Sep. 24 2007,16:38)|
|Big deal. Things that are alike are built alike - even at the molecular level.|
If you're going to argue for "common design" as we see you coming, you'll have to explain why closely related species share homologies at synonymous or neutral sites, which have nothing to do with "design".
That's what I'm trying to do with the cannabinoid receptor paper.
|For instance, why do all primates share a non-functional copy of a gene normally involved in the production of vitamin C? And why do the phylogeny of this useless pseudo-gene reflects phylogenies of coding regions?|
That might be too complex, as well as getting into Daniel's likely misconceptions about pseudogenes and "junk" DNA.