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Is evolution as simple as we think?

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Postby wbla3335 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:29 pm

That's the best you can come up with after a week? I think I'll let the readers of this thread judge for themselves our relative levels of denial and scientific expertise. I only jumped into this thread briefly to clarify your position for others, which I think I have accomplished. Best of luck in some day freeing yourself from those beliefs of yours.
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Postby animartco » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:32 am

I think Biohazard has given the answer. Diversity had no need to start before the first life had spread right across the planet. Competition is the driving force of evolution, and before then there was none.
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Re: Is evolution as simple as we think?

Postby bioduchamp » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:26 pm

Cat wrote: If you put a live chicken in the fridge for a long time, it will die. There is no "response to environment", mutations at will, etc. However, if you put a million (billion?) chickens in the fridge - one or two might survive

i like this explanation!
Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science - in all of biology.
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Re: Is evolution as simple as we think?

Postby Vlad » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:33 pm

Folks, let me to try and revive the thread. First, a question to dayren: what are the reasons to believe that “there was no evolution of lifeforms for 2 billion years after blue-green algae appeared 2.6 billion years ago”?
Second, are there reasons to believe that accidental (accidental!) mutations tend to happen in response to an environmental pressure? That is, does the probability of emergence of a chicken or two (out of million/billion of them), able to survive in the cold, depend on actual exposing a lot of chickens to low temperatures (fridge or no fridge)?
The very vision of biological evolution heavily depends on the answers to the above two questions.
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