Humans Are Not 98% Genetically Identical to Chimpanzees by LifeSiteNews.com Commentary by Wesley J. Smith Note: This article originally appeared on Smith’s blog, https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/ August 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – I have been researching the purported genetic near-identity between humans and chimps – asserted as the “scientific” basis for the Great Ape Project – and found (unsurprisingly) that the entire advocacy line that “humans and chimps share 98% of our genes” is plain false. This gets a little complicated, so stick with me. First, the 98% figure is probably overstated. An article in Science puts the actual figure at 94%. (Jon […]
“‘Husband’ here will include a man or a woman in a same sex marriage, as well as a man married to a woman. In a similar way, ‘wife’ will include a woman married to another woman or a man married to a man,” says the new footnote.
June 28, 2013 (Acton Institute) – Would your life be better off if only half as many people had lived before you? That’s the intriguing question Ramez Naam asks in his new book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet. As Ronald Bailey says in a review of the book, In this thought experiment, you don’t get to pick which people are never born. Perhaps there would have been no Newton, Edison, or Pasteur, no Socrates, Shakespeare, or Jefferson. “Each additional idea is a gift to the future,” Naam writes. “Each additional idea producer is a source of wealth for future […]
Yup, it’s them again. America’s most charming couple is back in the news. You remember, don’t you? We were introduced back in May when Albert Garland (a pseudonym), published a piece on Babble with the charming sub-headline: “My wife’s expecting twins — and I’m not happy about it.” Things only went downhill from there. Well, apparently the reaction to Albert’s piece was less than positive (who knew?), and now his wife has stepped forward to tell her side of the story in a follow-up piece on Babble. “Mrs. Albert Garland” patiently explains, in their defense, that she and her husband only […]
June 28, 2013 (NRO) – Wednesday afternoon, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he would in fact call another session of the Texas state legislature. In his statement, Governor Perry made it clear that the people of Texas wanted to see the legislature take action on legislation pertaining to juvenile justice, transportation, and protecting the unborn. As such, the legislature will have ample time to consider legislation similar to SB 5. Governor Perry should be applauded. As I mentioned in my post on Wednesday, his decision to call for special session sends a clear message that unruly behavior will not be rewarded. Click […]