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    The odds of being a human are 400 trillion to one. My theory is about how evolution takes place due to gene duplication. Gene duplication can provide new genetic material for mutation, drift and selection to act upon, the result of which is specialized or new gene functions. Humans share 50% of their DNA with a banana. By share I donít mean they have the same sequence, but that they encode a functionally equivalent molecule and share a common ancestral gene. Bananas are radioactive. They contain potassium and potassium decays.
    As there's a share of genes, humans are radioactive too. Radiation can cause mutations in the cellular level and causes DNA damage (mutations). They occur during some time of a person's life and can occur if an error is made as one's DNA copies itself during cell division. My theory revolves around mutations. There is a chance that radioactive genes duplicated years back and caused human beings to mutate. Radiation changes DNA (one's crucial genes). This could help in cloning if scientists found a device to control radiation to get specific mutations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnav Ramesh View Post
    The odds of being a human are 400 trillion to one.
    How did you obtain this figure?

    My theory is about how evolution takes place due to gene duplication. Gene duplication can provide new genetic material for mutation, drift and selection to act upon, the result of which is specialized or new gene functions. Humans share 50% of their DNA with a banana. By share I donít mean they have the same sequence, but that they encode a functionally equivalent molecule and share a common ancestral gene. Bananas are radioactive. They contain potassium and potassium decays.
    As there's a share of genes, humans are radioactive too. Radiation can cause mutations in the cellular level and causes DNA damage (mutations). They occur during some time of a person's life and can occur if an error is made as one's DNA copies itself during cell division. My theory revolves around mutations. There is a chance that radioactive genes duplicated years back and caused human beings to mutate. Radiation changes DNA (one's crucial genes). This could help in cloning if scientists found a device to control radiation to get specific mutations.
    Please present the evidence for your "theory".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arnav Ramesh View Post
    The odds of being a human are 400 trillion to one.
    How did you obtain this figure?

    My theory is about how evolution takes place due to gene duplication. Gene duplication can provide new genetic material for mutation, drift and selection to act upon, the result of which is specialized or new gene functions. Humans share 50% of their DNA with a banana. By share I don’t mean they have the same sequence, but that they encode a functionally equivalent molecule and share a common ancestral gene. Bananas are radioactive. They contain potassium and potassium decays.
    As there's a share of genes, humans are radioactive too. Radiation can cause mutations in the cellular level and causes DNA damage (mutations). They occur during some time of a person's life and can occur if an error is made as one's DNA copies itself during cell division. My theory revolves around mutations. There is a chance that radioactive genes duplicated years back and caused human beings to mutate. Radiation changes DNA (one's crucial genes). This could help in cloning if scientists found a device to control radiation to get specific mutations.
    Please present the evidence for your "theory".
    the evidence I've found is true so far according to google
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnav Ramesh View Post
    the evidence I've found is true so far according to google
    Which part of "Please present the evidence for your "theory"" did you not understand?
    (All it looks like so far is confirmation bias on your part).

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    How did you obtain this figure?
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