Re: tree-climbing hominids

Gerrit Hanenburg (
Sun, 29 Oct 1995 21:48:14 GMT (H. M. Hubey) wrote:

>But there's more. There's info from Briten and Davidson (1969)
>Science, vol 165 that plots 'genetic information' (in DNA
>nucleotide pairs per haploid cell) against 'time of origin'.

But is the number of nucleotide pairs an accurate representation of
"genetic information".A great deal of the human genome consists of
"meaningless" non-coding sequences in the form of introns,spacers,
pseudogenes,etc.In fact only some 2% codes for proteins.
The paper you mention antedates that discovery.