Just a hack writer, but … question
|March 31, 2010||Posted by O'Leary under Human evolution|
Yesterday, another hack writer caught up with me, for an interview, and wanted to know: so why do you fight Darwinism … ?
Yuh, I know. Why bother fighting the huge Darwinist tax burden. Of course, Darwinism is false, but so? People’s careers are wrecked if they oppose it.
Among other things, her editor had demanded that I account for the fact that humans share 98% of our DNA with chimps.
I asked her a simple – and, to me, obvious – question: Let’s kidnap a guy off the subway in Toronto. Yes, that is a felony offence, but maybe we can manage the whole thing discreetly and get the charges dropped, if he agrees that it was all a private matter anyway …
(would help if he was a friend or relative – of course, we could, at worst, be charged with wasting police time …)
But now! We’ve got him! We will put a chimp from the local zoo of similar age beside him (securely buckled in, because we would not want anything bad to happen to our man).
If both are more than 30 years old, and are normal specimens, how many people will believe that they are 98% identical?
What woman, otherwise consigned to being a spinster, would marry the chimp if she didn’t get the man? After all, the chimp is supposedly 98% of a man.
Actually, the chimp isn’t a man at all. He belongs in the wilds, or a preserve, or a zoo somewhere. Whatever works. Every woman in the world knows this.
None are the least bit interested in the chimp – unless entertaining children by a visit to the zoo.
So, my question is, what is this 98% similarity thing based on, other than to discredit genetics?