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Human genome

Human genome (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The human genome is about 3.5 billion base pairs, or about 800 MB. But how much of this do humans have in common? Humans and chimpanzees share more than 95% of their genome, which means the difference among humans must be a lot less.

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“The Blind Watchmaker” by Richard Dawkins – Some Thoughts


This is the second time I read “The Blind Watchmaker“. An excellent book and in my opinion a must-read for everyone.

Written in plain English, with no heavy terminology, the book is filled with brilliant counterarguments against the ones put forth by creationists, to help us decide once and for all: “Are we designed?” (Spoiler: no).

Mentioning genetic algorithms was a huge plus!

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