This brief series explains the significance of pseudogenes. Darrel Falk and Dennis Venema demonstrate how the theory of common descent provides a fine framework in which to interpret the existence of these once-functional genes. They also discuss the relationship of various primates and other mammals based on shared pseudogenes. The evidence in support of evolutionary theory, they argue, is compelling when examining the rich history disclosed in the DNA of every organism.
  • Signature in the Synteny

    | Dennis Venema
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    Signature in the Synteny | Dennis Venema

    The hypothesis of common ancestry between similar organisms makes a very straightforward prediction about their genomes... Read More >

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  • Signature in the Pseudogenes, Part 1

    | Dennis Venema
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    Signature in the Pseudogenes, Part 1 | Dennis Venema

    Darrel Falk and Dennis Venema demonstrate how the theory of common descent provides a fine framework in which to interpret the existence of pseudogenes, or mutated remains of once-fun... Read More >

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  • Signature in the Pseudogenes, Part 2

    | Dennis Venema
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    Signature in the Pseudogenes, Part 2 | Dennis Venema

    Common ancestry is an elegant, parsimonious explanation for the pattern of pseudogenes that we observe, yet many Christians reject common ancestry for theological reasons.   Read More >

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