posted on Apr, 27 2007 @ 11:28 AM
Yeah, I know, but common ancestry is determined by more than just precentage similarity of DNA. Chromosome 2 is a good example - this is a fusion of
two proto-ape chromosomes, and clearly shows the evidence of this fuson when compared to chimpanzee DNA.
Another would be the numerous pseudogenes we have in common. steroid 21-hydroxylase is a good example, we have the same 8 base deletion as chimpanzees
in a redundant gene.
These phenomena are present across species and fall into a nice nested heirarchy, as predicted by evolution.