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Biochemical question?

Post by webbertay » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:54 am

Why might biochemical evidence suggest that rabbit is less envolved than horse or a pig?

I haven't learnt this yet but it's in our homework. What is biochemical? I looked it up but it gave all these complex definitions about evolution which our class has not yet covered. Can someone help me with the question above?

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Post by alextemplet » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:06 am

How do you mean "less evolved"? Each organism is adapted to fit a different ecological niche. The rabbit seems to do just as well in its niche as the horse does in its niche.
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Re: Biochemical question?

Post by JorgeLobo » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:19 am

The questions begs a common starting or reference point against which you might judge the relative level genetic (DNA) change and presumes linear evolution.

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Post by alextemplet » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:24 am

Yeah, and that's what makes the question so strange. Evolution is not linear; it is more like a branching tree than some sort of straight line or ladder. Bacteria can be considered to be just as highly evolved as humans.
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