Please, post a valid link.If the paper is saying that, it probably is using circular reasoning.ItÃ‚Â´s probably assuming evolution is true to estimate how many beneficial mutations should have happened.Like mutation rates that are calculated comparing human and chimps DNA.
Here is the link again: http://www.pubmedcen...cgi?artid=14717
And it's disingenuous to automatically dismiss a paper before you've even read it.
if itÃ‚Â´s only 10% of the rate how is it responsible for the majority of differences ?
From the Nature paper: http://www.nature.co...ature04072.html
On the basis of this analysis, we estimate that the human and chimpanzee genomes each contain 40Ã¢â‚¬â€œ45 Mb of species-specific euchromatic sequence, and the indel differences between the genomes thus total 90 Mb. This difference corresponds to 3% of both genomes and dwarfs the 1.23% difference resulting from nucleotide substitutions; this confirms and extends several recent studies63, 64, 65, 66, 67. Of course, the number of indel events is far fewer than the number of substitution events (5 million compared with 35 million, respectively).
It looks like indel events occur at 14% the rate of substitutions (5 million versus 35 million). The reason they cause more differences is due to the fact that they affect more base pairs. I.e., a substitution will affect 1 base pair, but a single indel could affect many base pairs.