September 3, 2007: Cordova: Ms. Smith even conceded the following here about the NON-novelty of Vpu...
November 13, 2007: Behe: After sneering a bit at me, Smith began her post by asserting that vpu is a “new” gene (even though it is found in SIVcpz across several primate families, as her own citations show.)
AUGUST 2, 2007: Me: Vpu, is in fact, a new gene. Of the five major phylogenetic groups of SIV, Vpu is only found in one group-- Chimpanzee SIV (SIVcpz) and its descendants—including HIV-1. It is absent in all of the other major lineages (Sooty Mangabey, African Green Monkey, Sykes Monkey, and L'Hoest Monkey). This means that Vpu is in HIV-1 but not HIV-2.
Niiiiiiiiiice, Behe! More on how everything is 'pathetic'.
Im sorry, why, exactly, am I supposed to be 'civil' to this hack Creationist?