So some neo-Darwinist DNA researchers found that a few genes link a shrew and an elephant (“Genes seem to link unlikely relatives,” SN: 1/6/01, p. 4). Indeed, they are certain that all our other senses (like perceived morphology and such) should be overruled and their new evolutionary story accepted over all other stories. Russell Husted
Chula Vista, Calif.
Study coauthor Mark Pagel of the University of Reading in England says there’s less than 1 chance in 10,000 that each of the genetic markers found would arise independently in unrelated animals. Odds of all three together are vanishingly small, he adds. –S. Perkins

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