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Are missing toes evolutionary?

Postby i_r_e_d » Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:05 am

My friend Sheila has no pinky toe and has her "index" and "middle" toes connected to the nail... This doesn't effect her because she's a dancer. Anyway, she says that this is an evolutionary breakthrough... I say shes full of... stuff... :roll: Are missing toes and webbed toes evolutionary?
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Postby kabuto » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:44 am

can u dance better with 'no pinky toe and has her "index" and "middle" toes connected to the nail'??
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Postby Khaiy » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:24 am

The only way that you can guage whether or not evolution has occurred is if there is a shift in allele frequencies in a population. Since your friend is just one individual, there's no way to say whether or not it's an evolutionary trait, for now it's just a chance occurence. But if in 50 years we see an explosion in individuals with that particular trait, then we'll know that she was right!
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Postby damien james » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:56 am

Probably it was chromosomal anomaly.
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Postby AstusAleator » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:39 am

Yes, I agree with Damien. It's probably not a trait that will be passed to her offspring.
If it is, it will probably not increase her or her offsprings chances of survival and successful reproduction.
In fact, it might be a deterrent to some males, as they might want to get anywhere near that nasty@$$ foot!
Then again, she might be able to win the males back with a seductive dance...

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Postby mith » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:56 pm

AstusAleator wrote:Then again, she might be able to win the males back with a seductive dance...
:D


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Postby AstusAleator » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:34 pm

wow this forum is kinda dead without any creation/evolution debates going on ;)
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Postby alextemplet » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:02 pm

AstusAleator wrote:wow this forum is kinda dead without any creation/evolution debates going on ;)


If you like, I can pretend to be a YEC and try to get a debate going.
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