Archive for May, 2007

Dr. Edward Max on Plagiarism & Shared Genetic Mistakes

Posted in Creation/Evolution on May 28, 2007 by Dave

Vitamin C Structure

I have found much misleading information at Talk Origins and I have been examining those articles in detail for over a year now. One of the most subtle is Edward Max’s comparison of the GLO gene in humans and apes.

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/molgen/

He notes the fact that apes and humans cannot produce Vitamin C, (picture at left from Wikipedia) and assumes that this is because of a broken GULO gene. He compares this situation to a plagiarism case in the 1940’s, and leads readers to believe that this is strong evidence of common descent.

But this is misleading. Let’s take a look. Continue reading