Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Jack Cuozzo’

10 Years Later, Part 2

July 24, 2009

In 1998 Dr. Jack Cuozzo authored his book, Buried Alive, published by Master Books. Five years later the book was in its 5th printing.

In May of this year Dr. Cuozzo noted a study reported in a 2008 issue of Annals of Human Biology about the age of menarche over the course of 3 generations of Taiwanese women. The article confirmed Dr. Cuozzo’s statement on page 268 in Buried Alive where he wrote, ““Ultimately, it appears as if man is headed for younger ages of maturation. We were truly fearfully and wonderfully made, but the Fall made a major difference. This is exactly the opposite message to evolution where the biological world becomes more complex, not less efficient, less vital.” [See “10 Years Later,” May 18, on this blog.]

Now Dr. Cuozzo reports an article in the July 17, 2009, issue of Science magazine again confirming the validity of his original work.

“Sequencing Neanderthal Mitochondrial Genomes by the Half-Dozen:” On page 252, Elizabeth Pennisi states: “On page 318, a team led by Svante Paabo of the Max Planck Institute of Leipzig, Germany, describes a new technique the team used to decipher the entire mitochondrial genomes from five of these extinct humans. These genomes show relatively little genetic diversity among Neanderthals scattered across Europe and Asia.”

Dr. Cuozzo notes, “It seems that the genetic make-up of Neaderthals was just established for mitochondrial DNA…that part of the cell which is the “battery,” so to speak, of the cell. More importantly, it was found that this mtDNA that is only passed on by females to children, male and female, was much more homgeneous for this ancient population of people. Making our ancient relatives about 1/3 as diverse as us.  I now quote from page 102 of Buried Alive: “Noah’s family of Shem , Ham, and Japheth and their wives were capable of giving rise to all of mankind because they carried the genes of us all. All that their progeny needed was physical separation, so as not to maintain a homogeneous population.” In other words, they were not as diverse as us.

Now page 180 of the book: “Therefore, because of all the aforementioned data, it seems justified to use Le Moustier as the baseline for adult growth changes. Now we can move forward to the Neanderthal adults from the same area of Southern France, staying within the homogeneity of the group.

In other words, they were not as diverse as us.

In her review on page 252 of Science, Pennisi cites members of the Paabo team, especially the lead authors of his team, A. Briggs and J. Good, as finding 20 differences in the mitochondrial DNA between any two Neanderthals, but 60 differences between any two modern humans. When you think that these Neanderthals were far away in time from Adam and Eve, with only 20 differences, how much more homogeneous were Adam and Eve created?

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