Why do you believe in Neo-Darwinian Theory?

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Post by Rap » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:54 am

I take issue with 2. For sexually reproducing species, mutation is low on the list as a source of genetic variation. Even for asexually reproducing species, I am not sure that it is at the top of the list, although it's a more serious contender. Mutation is probably a more important long-term source of genetic variation, but less so on the short term. Genetic engineering by humans will become an increasingly important (ultimately dominant?) source of genetic variation (or at least change) in humans and other organisms that are or can be made useful to humans.

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Re: Why do you believe in Neo-Darwinian Theory?

Post by thoffnagle » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:14 pm

possibilitymagazine posts a question, says that she wants to have a discussion but then never responds to answers. This is the kind of drive-by crap that we see at Yahoo - people trying to make themselves sound reasonable when everyone knows that they aren't.
"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
Theodosius Dobzhansky
"Most people who hate the idea of evolution do so because if it was working properly, they'd be dead."

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