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N.b two extra points. 1) lamarkianism was discarded by the modern synthesis. Yes that's true. There's a lot of talk of neo-lamarkianism currently, however to use the term neo-larmakianism is misguided. IAC, e.g. epigenetic changes, is only one part of lamarkianism. IAC may be able to result in evolu...
There's a lot of talk about the modern synthesis being in need of an update. However, as far as I know, there is no well defined and accepted common consensus (at least as a consensus from wright, fisher, huxley, haldane, simpson, etc etc, i.e those accredited retrospectively with the modern synthes...
- Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:35 pm
- Forum: Evolution
- Topic: the genetic code as proof of common ancestor
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Part of the evidence for evolution and a shared common ancestor is the universality of the genetic code. However the genetic code cannot have evolved in one step, it must have evolved in multiple steps over a prolonged time course. Therefore during the course of it's evolution there would have presu...