RE: # human genes creeps up again

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sat Aug 25 2001 - 13:01:18 MDT

> I hear that the genome guys at Baylor in TX have upsized the genome count
> to some 45,000, and counting. No details available just now;

I predicted this on this very list. The results of the genome just did not
jive with many previous estimates. It also did not make sense that humans
would have a genome smaller than other animals and more in size of a worm.
There is too much tendency in science today to throw out old data on the
basis of a single new experiment. Repeatability, peer review, and
verification of results are supposed to be part of the scientific method.
These scientists who announce results of a single unverified experiment are
not really practicing science.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>
Damien Broderick wrote,

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