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by wbla3335
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution is not Darwinian
Replies: 4
Views: 10823

Re: Evolution is not Darwinian

American biologist James A. Shapiro in his book Evolution: A View from the 21st Century (2011) has written that evolutionary mechanisms such as horizontal gene transfer, symbiogenesis, whole genome doubling and natural genetic engineering are all non-Darwinian and can not be fitted into the modern ...
by wbla3335
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 783076

Re:

LeoPol wrote:Here is the definition of "life" leads to a rejection of the "theory" of evolution from the primary replicators to man and others.

Bad definitions can reject anything.
by wbla3335
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you believe in Neo-Darwinian Theory?
Replies: 13
Views: 16286

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

possibilitymagazine wrote:the fossil records do not prove it, the DNA mutation explanation is replete with problems...

Great, another denier. If you've already discounted the fossil and molecular evidence, then why would we want to bash our heads against your wall?
by wbla3335
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Increasing Information For Genetic Algorithm
Replies: 8
Views: 22727

Re: Increasing Information For Genetic Algorithm

Information content can be increased by gene duplication, which can occur on various scales from the duplication of quite small bits of DNA to entire genomes. The duplicated DNA can then ultimately end up coding for something new (or causing serious problems that will lead to immediate removal from ...
by wbla3335
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
Replies: 26
Views: 53434

Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

I will in my next post on the other thread point to the latest information on what constitutes a gene, which take this point even further. You needn't bother. No one here is particularly interested in your inability to understand science or your ability to misinterpret it. Believe in your god if yo...
by wbla3335
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
Replies: 26
Views: 53434

Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

Panspermia is a mechanism for the dissemination of life, not its origin. Francis Crick was a proponent of panspermia for life on Earth.
by wbla3335
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question re: storing bacteria sample
Replies: 2
Views: 5290

Re: Question re: storing bacteria sample

Bacteria can be stored indefinitely (depending on temperature) in glycerol. Biology-online has many resources, one of which is http://www.protocol-online.org/cgi-bin/prot/view_cache.cgi?ID=2083 . You may not have access to the equipment and materials mentioned in that link, but if you can get some g...
by wbla3335
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Can someone tell me what this bug is?
Replies: 3
Views: 5784

Re: Can someone tell me what this bug is?

My first impression was also a leafhopper. But I'm no entomologist. Leafhoppers come in many colours, shapes, and sizes. Some are green and triangular.
by wbla3335
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
Replies: 26
Views: 53434

Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

Venter and his team created a new species without any biological precursor. This is what is referred to as “a proof of concept.” Venter has not created life. No "proof of concept" here. You continue to confuse religion with science. Not me. Look in a mirror. Do you not consider it time to...
by wbla3335
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
Replies: 26
Views: 53434

Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

scottie wrote:Abiogenesis is the stuff of fairies at the bottom of the garden.

The only alternative to abiogenesis is creation, which is not exactly free of fairies. As I said, no one knows. The documentary crews weren't around, so all we can do is surmise. Some of us choose to believe in gods, some don't.
by wbla3335
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
Replies: 26
Views: 53434

Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

No one knows. Do a search for "abiogenesis" for some current ideas, but stay away from the creationist sites. They have nothing to contribute to a rational search for truth.
by wbla3335
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: in the beginning
Replies: 3
Views: 4120

Re: in the beginning

Lots of people have a problem with the possibility that life has no purpose. They don't have a problem that rocks might have no purpose. Are rocks and life the products of the same thing? Who knows? Opinions vary.