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7th Jun '16 2:26:43 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In fact, humans in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise have strong genetic similarities to most known sapient species in the Milky Way, thanks to Protoculture bio-engineering.
15th May '16 11:10:56 AM nombretomado
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* The entire premise of ABC's one-season-wonder ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128419/ Prey]]'' was based on a killer strain of humanity with the same genetic variance from ''homo sapiens'' as exists between us and chimpanzees. Also, they were caused by global warming. The idea being that a localized acceleration of global warming accelerated human adaptation to that phenomenon among a particular population, who then spread out in secret among the rest of humanity. The show named [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} them]] ''[[{{Magneto}} Homo dominus]]''. For some reason, this new species not only has a higher level of intelligence but also completely lacks emotions beyond an irrational need to breaks necks of helpless monkeys to show their superiority.

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* The entire premise of ABC's one-season-wonder ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128419/ Prey]]'' was based on a killer strain of humanity with the same genetic variance from ''homo sapiens'' as exists between us and chimpanzees. Also, they were caused by global warming. The idea being that a localized acceleration of global warming accelerated human adaptation to that phenomenon among a particular population, who then spread out in secret among the rest of humanity. The show named [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen them]] ''[[{{Magneto}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Homo dominus]]''. For some reason, this new species not only has a higher level of intelligence but also completely lacks emotions beyond an irrational need to breaks necks of helpless monkeys to show their superiority.
1st May '16 7:29:19 PM MsChibi
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* Plants often do handle polysomies better than animals do. Sometimes, these polysomies happen naturally, other times they are created artificially by selective breeding. [[note]] For example, triploid hybrid marigolds, which are hybrids created to give gardeners the nice, short bushy growth habits of [[NonindicativeName French marigolds]], and the large, ruffly, pom-pom-like flowers of [[NonindicativeName African marigolds]]. They are sterile, so although they flower, they don't produce viable seeds. [[/note]]
25th Mar '16 1:40:10 PM Willbyr
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* The Catians in ''{{LightNovel/Asobi Ni Iku Yo}}'' reveal that the genetic difference between their race and humans is not even as large as 0.2%. [[spoiler: There's only about a 0.00001% (One One-Hundred-Thousandth) genetic difference between the two species, and this plays a plot point later on in the anime.]]

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* The Catians in ''{{LightNovel/Asobi Ni Iku Yo}}'' ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' reveal that the genetic difference between their race and humans is not even as large as 0.2%. [[spoiler: There's only about a 0.00001% (One One-Hundred-Thousandth) genetic difference between the two species, and this plays a plot point later on in the anime.]]
7th Mar '16 4:47:23 PM justanid
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In RealLife, it is true that we share some portion of our genome with many other species. Hell, humans have specific genes that are pretty much the exact same as ''plants''. According to most scientific theories, this is because all organisms are descended from the same progenitor organism species, which also used DNA, the universal genetic code. Some experts theorize that the first species may have used RNA, which was later used to code for DNA. The genes that were present in that original organism are still around, since they generally serve very important purposes in controlling different aspects of development, but those aspects that they control have been changed and co-opted into other pathways over time. So genes that function to pattern flower growth in some plants (determining which parts of a bud turn into petals, stamens, etc) are necessary for directing heart development in humans.

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In RealLife, it is true that we share some portion of our genome with many other species. Hell, humans have specific genes that are pretty much the exact same as ''plants''. According to most scientific theories, this is because all organisms are descended from the same progenitor organism species, which also used DNA, the universal global genetic code. Some experts theorize that the first species may have used RNA, which was later used to code for DNA. The genes that were present in that original organism are still around, since they generally serve very important purposes in controlling different aspects of development, but those aspects that they control have been changed and co-opted into other pathways over time. So genes that function to pattern flower growth in some plants (determining which parts of a bud turn into petals, stamens, etc) are necessary for directing heart development in humans.
15th Nov '15 8:33:00 PM jormis29
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* Inverted on ''Series/TheEvent''. The people from the Inostranka crash have 2% different DNA from humans, and the president interprets this fact to mean that they're just like humans. His adviser informs him that they have less in common with humans than apes do (despite them looking ''exactly'' like us [[spoiler: and eventually turning out to be our [[AncientAliens]] ancestors]]). This is used to argue that they don't deserve human rights, an idea which the president doesn't approve of.

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* Inverted on ''Series/TheEvent''. The people from the Inostranka crash have 2% different DNA from humans, and the president interprets this fact to mean that they're just like humans. His adviser informs him that they have less in common with humans than apes do (despite them looking ''exactly'' like us [[spoiler: and eventually turning out to be our [[AncientAliens]] ancestors]]). This is used to argue that they don't deserve human rights, an idea which the president doesn't approve of.
15th Nov '15 9:24:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''MissionToMars'' had a puzzle in the face on Mars involving human DNA. This movie has several DNA failures. In that scene, a character says, "That DNA looks human!" while looking at a few base pairs. Out of a few billion. Another scene in the movie has a character displaying his "dream woman" who, apparently, consists of only a few base pairs again. In this scene it was pretty obvious that Phil was just cracking wise when asked what the short segment in front of him represented. The scene was to set up the idea that Phil was very well-versed in biology so he would be believable when he identified the passcode gene.

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* ''MissionToMars'' ''Film/MissionToMars'' had a puzzle in the face on Mars involving human DNA. This movie has several DNA failures. In that scene, a character says, "That DNA looks human!" while looking at a few base pairs. Out of a few billion. Another scene in the movie has a character displaying his "dream woman" who, apparently, consists of only a few base pairs again. In this scene it was pretty obvious that Phil was just cracking wise when asked what the short segment in front of him represented. The scene was to set up the idea that Phil was very well-versed in biology so he would be believable when he identified the passcode gene.



* Inverted on ''TheEvent''. The people from the Inostranka crash have 2% different DNA from humans, and the president interprets this fact to mean that they're just like humans. His adviser informs him that they have less in common with humans than apes do (despite them looking ''exactly'' like us [[spoiler: and eventually turning out to be our [[AncientAliens]] ancestors]]). This is used to argue that they don't deserve human rights, an idea which the president doesn't approve of.

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* Inverted on ''TheEvent''.''Series/TheEvent''. The people from the Inostranka crash have 2% different DNA from humans, and the president interprets this fact to mean that they're just like humans. His adviser informs him that they have less in common with humans than apes do (despite them looking ''exactly'' like us [[spoiler: and eventually turning out to be our [[AncientAliens]] ancestors]]). This is used to argue that they don't deserve human rights, an idea which the president doesn't approve of.
14th Nov '15 5:40:21 PM nombretomado
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* The Zentraedi from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and ''{{Robotech}}'', justified at least in the former case in that they and humans have a common ancestor (the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]]).

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* The Zentraedi from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and ''{{Robotech}}'', ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'', justified at least in the former case in that they and humans have a common ancestor (the [[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]]).
24th Jul '15 5:21:15 PM MagBas
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Lastly, suggesting that another species, like an Alien species or FishMen who evolved from cod, have to have human-like DNA to be considered moral beings worth some respect [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman raises huge]] UnfortunateImplications about the supposed humility of someone making this kind of argument. A person using it is very obviously failing moral philosophy as well as biology.
22nd Jul '15 4:55:42 PM nombretomado
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* [[MegaManBattleNetwork Lan and MegaMan]] have a 0.1% difference in their DNA, due to [=MegaMan=] [[spoiler:being a program designed after Lan's dead twin brother, Hub]]. However, [[spoiler:this is changed to a 0% difference between the two at the end of the first game, making the two have exactly the same DNA.]] This is all despite [=MegaMan=] being a ''computer program''.

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* [[MegaManBattleNetwork [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Lan and MegaMan]] have a 0.1% difference in their DNA, due to [=MegaMan=] [[spoiler:being a program designed after Lan's dead twin brother, Hub]]. However, [[spoiler:this is changed to a 0% difference between the two at the end of the first game, making the two have exactly the same DNA.]] This is all despite [=MegaMan=] being a ''computer program''.
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