Dr. Edward Max on Plagiarism & Shared Genetic Mistakes

Posted in Creation/Evolution on May 28th, 2007 by dhawkinsmo

Vitamin C Structure

I have found much misleading information at Talk Origins and I have been examining those articles in detail for over a year now. One of the most subtle is Edward Max’s comparison of the GLO gene in humans and apes.


He notes the fact that apes and humans cannot produce Vitamin C, (picture at left from Wikipedia) and assumes that this is because of a broken GULO gene. He compares this situation to a plagiarism case in the 1940’s, and leads readers to believe that this is strong evidence of common descent.

But this is misleading. Let’s take a look. Read more »