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Is getting used to someting counted as evolution?

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Is getting used to someting counted as evolution?

Postby scottyiu » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:14 am

Is getting used to someting counted as evolution?
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Postby Bio-Hazard » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:43 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acclimatization

There's another term for this.. depends on what you are getting use to.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:44 pm

I would say... I have gotten used to my economy teacher, so i have evolved... Philosophically of course... Biologically no
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Postby Bio-Hazard » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:01 am

i could relate that to behavior conditioning and neuroscience!
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Postby scottyiu » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:44 am

But i thought evolution take millions of years, so how can we get use to something so quickly?
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Postby chicoguardian » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:04 pm

Evolution is not connected to getting used to somethng, our brains psych gets familier witht he object and its uses, some quicker than others.. evolution is the major changes of man and animal each to suit their enviormnent... now you see they are not related right?
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Postby dragonfuture » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:27 pm

i agree the information you have gained might not be known to your offspring thus not creating evolution but if it does and it changes the physical atributes of the person or anything else i think that would be evolution
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:01 pm

What you are saying is lamarckism and it doesn't happen. We don't transmit our changes to our offspring..
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Postby canalon » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:02 pm

So conclusion:
If you get used to something it can't be inherited so it is not evolution.

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Inheritance of acquired changes is not Lamarckism. It was a part of it, but far from being all of it. And remember that Darwin did not completely rule this out either, just saying that if it existed it would probably not be very important.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:20 pm

Well i didn't mean that it was all of it, but exactly what you said, that it was his idea. ABout Darwin i don't know, i haven't read the origin of species. Anyway, the important thing is that they are not transmitted
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