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Tanypteryx
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Message 37 of 252 (813347)
06-26-2017 8:13 PM
Reply to: Message 35 by CRR
06-26-2017 7:17 PM


Re: advantageous mutations
--The vast majority of differences would probably be due to genetic drift, not selection.
Which is as I said. However genetic drift applies to neutral mutations which by definition don’t affect the phenotype, hence they are not significant for explaining differences between humans and chimps.

I have seen you make this statement several times about neutral mutations. This is incorrect.

Neutral mutations are neutral with respect to fitness, they are not selected out of the population.

They may indeed affect the phenotype without being selected for or against. At some future time the changes to the phenotype may be affected by natural selection.


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Tanypteryx
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Message 65 of 252 (814127)
07-04-2017 4:37 PM


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What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
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