Dear Joshua- If Denton, Sermonti, Wells, et al., are correct and genomes do not determine form/ body plan, then your equation is meaningless to the question of common ancestry between chimps and humans.
If you like rats and mice, you will love voles:
Rodent’s bizarre traits deepen mystery of genetics, evolution
Blockquote > The study focuses on 60 species within the vole genus Microtus, which has evolved in the last 500,000 to 2 million years. This means voles are evolving 60-100 times faster than the average vertebrate in terms of creating different species. Within the genus (the level of taxonomic classification above species), the number of chromosomes in voles ranges from 17-64. DeWoody said that this is an unusual finding, since species within a single genus often have the same chromosome number.
Among the vole’s other bizarre genetic traits:
•In one species, the X chromosome, one of the two sex-determining chromosomes (the other being the Y), contains about 20 percent of the entire genome. Sex chromosomes normally contain much less genetic information.
•In another species, females possess large portions of the Y (male) chromosome.
•In yet another species, males and females have different chromosome numbers, which is uncommon in animals.
A final “counterintuitive oddity” is that despite genetic variation, all voles look alike, said DeWoody’s former graduate student and study co-author Deb Triant.
“All voles look very similar, and many species are completely indistinguishable,” DeWoody said.
In one particular instance, DeWoody was unable to differentiate between two species even after close examination and analysis of their cranial structure; only genetic tests could reveal the difference.
Nevertheless, voles are perfectly adept at recognizing those of their own species.
After all of that evolution the vole is still a vole. The evolutionary excuse is that those voles didn’t get the right mutations.
What design principle can explain why humans are 10 times less different from chimpanzees than mice are from rats?
1- The “10 times less different” is genetically and not anatomically and physiologically. Rats and mice are anatomically and physiologically more similar than chimps are to humans.
2- Designed recombination is a design principle that can explain genetic differences in anatomical and physiologically similar organism known to have a common ancestor.
Sadly I am being heavily moderated and have to wait to respond to George’s nonsense.