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to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the universe was created by something which doesn’t involve a creator.
Simple logic can take care of that.
It proves that we are here by chance, randomly.
Not necessarily, it is more like a probability rather than pure chance and it took trillions of tries and failures to come up with the incredible variety and abilities of the different species.
But the human species is due to a very rare beneficial mutation that awarded us with an extraordinary brain. This mutation was the chance fusion of 2 hominid chromosomes into a twice as large single chromosome.
IMO it was at this point that homo sapiens made its entrance. This fact can be verified by the chromosome count. All great apes have 24 pr chromosomes whereas humans are the only hominid with 23 pr chromosomes…
Human Chromosome 2 is a fusion of two ancestral chromosomes
All great apes apart from man have 24 pairs of chromosomes. There is therefore a hypothesis that the common ancestor of all great apes had 24 pairs of chromosomes and that the fusion of two of the ancestor’s chromosomes created chromosome 2 in humans. The evidence for this hypothesis is very strong.
Let us re-iterate what we find on human chromosome 2. Its centromere is at the same place as the chimpanzee chromosome 2p as determined by sequence similarity. Even more telling is the fact that on the 2q arm of the human chromosome 2 is the unmistakable remains of the original chromosome centromere of the common ancestor of human and chimp 2q chromosome, at the same position as the chimp 2q centromere (this structure in humans no longer acts as a centromere for chromosome 2.
The evidence that human chromosome 2 is a fusion of two of the common ancestor’s chromosomes is overwhelming.
We are simply “survival of the fittest”
Not really, nature gave us a gift that transcends fitness. It lies in our “intelligence” that makes physical fitness of secondary importance.
The thing is that there are species and individuals that transcend individual survival ability. Elephants carry their wounded. Even ants have para-medics.
‘Paramedic’ Ants Are the First to Rescue and Heal Their Wounded Comrades
Matabele ants nurse each other back to health after battle with a surprisingly high success rate, a new study finds.
This discovery marks the first time non-human animals have been observed systematically nursing their wounded back to health. Frank and his colleagues describe this behavior in a paper published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
These Ants Are the First Animal to Heal Wounded Comrades
Would you have let Steven Hawkings die because his body was not functional?