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The one percent different DNA between chimpanzees and humans has been discovered to contain complex genetic switches. This sophisticated programming activates human brain and other characteristics in the 99% portion of DNA that the two species have in common.
These facts imply that the chimpanzee’s DNA contains human DNA programming that is never activated for the chimpanzee. Therefore, these human routines in chimpanzee DNA would have to be intelligently designed and were not created by evolution.
“A Few Changes in just the Right Places”
Katherine Pollard, a leading researcher in primate DNA analysis explained in a PBS interview.
“When we finished the chimpanzee genome in 2005 and lined it up next to the human genome, we made the amazing discovery that our DNA is almost 99 percent identical. That seems like a bit of a paradox given all the differences we see between ourselves and chimps. But, in fact, it’s not a paradox, because all it takes to make a new species, all it takes to make a human, is a few changes in just the right places.”
Referencing switches that encompass the bulk our DNA, Dr. Pollard declared: “With 99 percent of our DNA in common, the key to what makes us so different from chimps may lie in newly discovered genetic switches.”[i]
Making the right “changes in just the right places” does not imply random mutations, but rather describes intelligently directed mutations that are part of the one percent differences in DNA. Complex programming such as these “genetic switches” also do not arise spontaneously from random mutations but rather an intelligent process.
Similar to a Program App and Its Switch Settings
The settings values in a programming application, also called program switches, activate features that are already contained in the app. For example, the LDS Library app contains menus in English, Spanish and over 100 other languages. However, only when the appropriate language is selected does “Scriptures” or “Escrituras” display the correct language properly for the library content hierarchy.[ii]
Once the switch setting for “language=Spanish” is set, the program instructions shared by all languages display the correct language in the menus. This approach where switches provide interface links to activate already existing programming can only be done in an intelligently designed system.
Caption: The popular “LDS Library App” activates preprogrammed logic using program settings or switches.
“They Both Use the Same App!”
Early in the morning on November 6, 2013, I was thinking about what the 99% identical DNA analysis might mean in the context of Katherine Pollard’s explanation. The thought that came to mind was “Chimps and humans both use the same app!” In other words, the crucial DNA programming containing human brain and other programming logic was included in the 99% of the DNA that is common to both chimp and human, a primate DNA programming app as it were.
This primate app with advanced brain and other capabilities is contained in the chimpanzee’s DNA and yet has never been activated by appropriate changes to the right genetic switches. Therefore, evolution does not apply and the DNA in this primate app has been intelligently designed and programmed beforehand.
Ronald P. Millett has worked as a software developer and inventor in the challenging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) starting in 1971. He is the inventor of 22 software patents. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in linguistics.
[i] “The DNA of Human Evolution,” NOVA, November 30, 2009,
“What makes us human? What distinguishes us from chimpanzees and other great apes? Using high-powered cluster computing and data from the human and chimp genome projects, Katie Pollard, an associate professor of biostatistics at the Gladstone Institutes at the University of California, San Francisco, has discovered some surprising answers, as she explains in this interview.”
RPMNote: Only 35 million changed DNA letters constitute the differences between chimp and human DNA. This is out of the complete genome of over three billion DNA letters. To get precisely the right changes as Dr. Pollard’s quote indicates is not a random operation, but rather an intelligent operation. “Directed mutations” is another term for these “few changes in just the right places.”
[ii] Gospel Library, lds.org, Downloaded 12/20/2015.
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