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Cumulative Active Mutation Theory (Part 1)

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Cumulative Active Mutation Theory (Part 1)

Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:52 am

Last night i was answering a question here about "How often do mutations occur?" and i remembered something a buddy of mine (who's a little nuts, by the way) told me a couple of months ago. We had caught this documentary by the BBC or something on TV about genetics, in which they talked about neutral mutations, and how everybody thinks they serve no purpose. That's when my buddy went crazy and told me "You know, TheVirus(Oops, you were hoping for my real name? Sorry, not today.), there's nothing in nature which has no purpose, and i don't mean in a romantic,"Oh-John-I-was-made-for-you" way, but in a biological way. Everything has its role, its purpose, we just sometimes don't know what it is". And that's when the nutcase came up with a theory. Guess how he called it? That's right: "Cumulative Active Mutation Theory" or "CAMT" (i've no idea how he made up the name so fast, but i do know he's gonna kill me when he realises i've published his theory without his permission). Anyway, now i need to take a nap so i can't tell you what it's about until tomorrow or the day after. Any guesses on what on earth the Cumulative Active Mutation Theory is ?
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Postby mith » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:05 am

a derivative of punctuated equilibrium?
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Postby JackBean » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:47 am

That's cool. You tell us, your friend did come up with a theory and let us guess, what is it about... :roll: COOL :!:

That all mutations lead to a positive mutation?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:14 pm

close...but not there yet.
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Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:12 pm

Mmmm...I think it actually has more to do with phyletic gradualism. But i don't know much about this (not yet), so you judge yourselves when you see it.
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Postby TheVirus » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:56 am

Hey, everybody! There's a notification about the 2nd part. Check it out!
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Postby Darby » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:24 pm

Unfortunately, there are lots of things in nature that have no purpose...
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