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Name: Adrianna
Status: Other
Age: 30s
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Date: April 2002

Talking about evolution in class, one of my very religious students said that DNA proved nothing of our ancestral relationship to monkeys, because 80% of the DNA of a banana is shared with humans.

Religious groups are desperately trying to counter the massive information now available that supports clearly the evolutionary relationship of all plants and animals. The primate relationships is solid science; any questions about it must have scientific (not religious) backing to support the claim. There are absolutely none!

As far as 80% of a banana's genome matches human genome-->Absolutely not true!

However, banana DNA is DNA just like all organisms. Looking at this relationship, then the percent is 100. All the parts that make up a banana are found rearranged in humans, that is why we eat them!!

Steve Sample

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