April 7, 2010 | David F. Coppedge

Smelling Evolution in Bird Genes

The zebra finch genome has been sequenced; it revealed some surprises.  In the chicken, only 70 of the 500 genes encoding smell receptors produce active proteins.  In the zebra finch, 200 do.  What does this mean?  According to a press release from Weizmann Wonder Wander at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, it means Darwin has been at work in strange ways:

A comparison of the zebra finch genome to those of other bird species sheds some light on how this sense evolved in the birds: Unlike mammals, in which all the different species share most of their smell receptor gene families, 95% of the receptors in the finches appeared to belong to families unique to them.  In other words, it is possible that each bird species evolved its own array of smell receptors separately, rather than using ones passed down from a common ancestor.

If this idea is true, evolution is apparently capable of focusing hundreds of finely-tuned mutations toward a goal – and not only that, but tailoring the results individually to every species of bird.

Statements like this make you wonder where the Weizmann Wonder Wander scientists have been wandering.  If they were really wise men, they would wonder about the history of their land as they wonder (reference) instead of wandering into a bar.
    Darwin is the new Baal in the land of the Philistines, and Darwinists are the new wizards of the sacred art of divination called genoscopy.  They can see what normal people would never dream of seeing: miracles of chance that shed light on evolution – the grand myth wherein living beings emerged from the void.  Chant along with them the Invocation to Darwin-Baal:

Owa, tuffu, lyam
Owa, tuffu, lyam
Great Darwin, shed the light!
Owa, tuffu, lyam.

A mortal idol can’t shed what he doesn’t have (reference).

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