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Author Topic:   "New genetic material" --- QUESTION
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03-21-2007 9:18 PM

I have a question that should be pretty simple for most of you to answer. I have a teacher who loves to preach (I'm in High school), and I just let him do it. I don't want a confrontation ruining my grade as it has in the past. He says some pretty offensive things, for example, "Atheism spits in the face of logic" etc. Anyway, this is not my question, it's just background.

This is a Spanish class, and the other day we couldn't do Spanish classwork because the day was messed up due to state testing. So we talked about other things. The discussion led to him stating that the earth is only 6000 years old (talking about global warming). Blah blah blah, he ends up saying how ridiculous it is to say that Species + Species = New Species, which is apparently his idea of macroevolution.

I straightened some things up, and he produced many new excuses which I've heard before thanks to this forum. One thing he said, though, was something I couldn't talk about due to lack of knowledge. He stated that new genetic material cannot enter the gene pool. Obviously you can see how this is necessary for evolution to happen. He said he majored in Biology in college for a while, and that this is one of the most fundamental concepts of biology.

Can you explain this for me? I don't plan on confronting him with the information, I am just curious. And I am totally expecting to find out that it's complete bullshit.

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03-21-2007 9:52 PM

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