Is It true That Human And Ape Genomes Are 99% Similar?

Does It Confirm That Evolution To Be True?

Is the 99% similarity claim by evolutionist a misleading propaganda?

The genome project of the chimps, Is nothing more than a COMPUTER PROGRAMME. It has not been mapped yet.

In every piece of evolutionist literature, you could read sentences like "we are 99 percent identical to chimps" or "there is only 1 percent of DNA that makes us human." Although no conclusive comparison between human and chimp genomes has been done, the Darwinist ideology led them to assume that there is very little difference between the two species. A study in October 2002 revealed that the evolutionist propaganda on this issue—like many others—is completely false. Humans and chimps are not "99% similar" as the evolutionist fairy tale went on. Genetic similarity turns out to be less than 95 %. In a news story reported by, entitled "Humans, chimps more different than thought," it reads:


There are more differences between a chimpanzee and a human being than once believed, according to a new genetic study.

Biologists have long held that the genes of chimps and humans are about 98.5 percent identical. But Roy Britten, a biologist at the California Institute of Technology, said in a study that a new way of comparing the genes shows that the human and chimp genetic similarity is only about 95 percent. Britten based this on a COMPUTER PROGRAMME that compared 780,000 of the 3 billion base pairs in the human DNA helix with those of the chimp. He found more mismatches than earlier researchers had, and concluded that at least 3.9 percent of the DNA bases were different. This led him to conclude that there is a fundamental genetic difference between the species of about 5 percent.

New Scientist, a leading science magazine and a strong supporter of Darwinism, reported the following on the same subject in an article titled "Human-chimp DNA difference trebled":

Update 2:

We are more unique than previously thought, according to new comparisons of human and chimpanzee DNA. It has long been held that we share 98.5 per cent of our genetic material with our closest relatives. That now appears to be wrong. In fact, we share less than 95 per cent of our genetic material, a three-fold increase in the variation between us and chimps.

Human DNA is also similar to that of the worm, mosquito, and chicken!

75% similarity between the DNA of nematode worms and man

the genes of fruit flies belonging to the Drosophila genus and human genes yielded a similarity of 60%.

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Update 3:

Karen Hopkin, "The Greatest Apes,” New Scientist, vol. 62, issue 2186, 15 May 1999, p. 27

7 Answers

  • 2 decades ago
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    Not to mention, a 3 percent difference in genetics is a vast difference. Enough to render a separate and distinct species.

  • 1 decade ago

    And what?

    What difference does this make, we know we are different species, we know there are difference, 95 - 98% who cares! We didn't evolve from chimps.

    And this:


    1. The difference between chimpanzees and humans due to single-nucleotide substitutions averages 1.23 percent, of which 1.06 percent or less is due to fixed divergence, and the rest being a result of polymorphism within chimp populations and within human populations. Insertion and deletion (indel) events account for another approximately 3 percent difference between chimp and human sequences, but each indel typically involves multiple nucleotides. The number of genetic changes from indels is a fraction of the number of single-nucleotide substitutions (roughly 5 million compared with roughly 35 million). So describing humans and chimpanzees as 98 to 99 percent identical is entirely appropriate (Chimpanzee Sequencing 2005).

    2. The difference measurement depends on what you are measuring. If you measure the number of proteins for which the entire protein is identical in the two species, humans and chimpanzees are 29 percent identical (Chimpanzee Sequencing 2005). If you measure nonsynonymous base pair differences within protein coding regions, humans and chimps are 99.75 percent identical (Chimpanzee Sequencing 2005, fig. 9). The original 98.4 percent estimate came from DNA hybridization experiments, which measured (indirectly, via DNA melting temperature) sequence difference among short segments of the genomes that are similar enough to hybridize but with repetitive elements removed (Sibley and Ahlquist 1987). Whatever measure is used, however, as long as the same measurement is used consistently, will show that humans are more closely related to chimpanzees (including the bonobo, sister species to the common chimpanzee) than to any other species.

    Note also, though, that evolution has not been uniform throughout the genomes, so estimates of human-chimp divergence which consider only part of the genome can give different results (Britten 2002, Chen et al. 2001). "

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  • XYZ
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Really? We are only 19/20th the same as chimps! My God! We're completely different! Praise the Lord! Praise Harun Yahya!

    I can't stop laughing at this! If we're only 95% the same and not 99%, what in God's name difference could that possibly make!

  • 1 decade ago

    If you are interested in this subject, I would suggest reading "Darwin on Trial" by Philip E. Johnson. It does a very good job of detailing the actual empirical evidence that supports micro evolution (which scientists use to say that macro evolution is a fact).

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are right there. Evolution takes the same amount of faith to believe in as creationism. There have been MANY fake evidence reports for evolution.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there is no doubt that human and ape share 99% of DNA.

    if you look at the tree with hundreds of branches, ape and human and other hominid who became extinct would reside on the very tip of the same branch.

  • 1 decade ago

    Liam gave you a correct response.

    I'm still waiting for you to answer my questions for creationists.

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