Dallas also says, "Do I believe that my ancestors were paramecium [sic] or that God created man in His own image about 10,000 years ago? I choose the latter." Dallas's first option is not open. Paramecia have a different genetic code from humans, so they cannot be our ancestors (F. Caron, E. Meyer, Nature, 314:185-8, 1985). He is left with his "10,000 years ago" choice.

Thomas H. Jukes
Space Sciences Lab
University of California
Berkeley, Calif. 94720

(The Scientist, Vol:9, #13, pg.11, June 26, 1995)
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