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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 19 2014,00:14   

Quote (qetzal @ Jan. 18 2014,17:07)
Quote (Friar Broccoli @ Jan. 18 2014,16:08)
I am interested in assuming 8 alleles 4500 years ago (or two 6,000 years ago) and establishing that it is impossible.

Sure, you can show it's impossible based on the natural processes we know of. But how do you plan to show that it's impossible to someone who believes in a being that created all life less than 10,000 years ago?

The best you'll manage is to elicit a response like "It's not impossible for God!"


I've done the math several times. But it basically means something like 5 new alleles per generation... but only in the HLA factors.

Why wouldn't all the other alleles experience similar rates of mutation?  {oh yeah, god did it, derp}

That kind of mutation rate in the general genome would pretty much destroy the species in a generation.

You can't reason someone out of a position that the didn't reason themselves into.

Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.

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