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Message 13 of 20 (664659)
06-03-2012 11:03 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Dr Adequate
06-03-2012 10:49 PM


Re: No takers?
Of course it can be used as an example of evolution, since it is a heritable change in a lineage (I presume that when you say a bird, you are not speaking literally; and would adivse you to cultivate a habit of precision.)

Why wouldn't he be literally speaking of a bird?


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Message 15 of 20 (664665)
06-03-2012 11:26 PM
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06-03-2012 11:09 PM


Re: No takers?
So by precision in language, you are hoping he is talking about a change in beak type among a population of birds over time? That would be evolution. A change to an individual bird over its lifetime is not evolution, I agree. Do you realize that many people are meaning the former when they speak in the latter way? I know that I do if I am not being careful. I am not speaking of an individual bird even though the language may seem to indicate that.

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