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Author Topic:   Evolution doesn't make sense.
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Message 25 of 80 (2360)
01-17-2002 10:14 PM

I belive Lorenzo is misunderstanding Evolution. Evolution is the survival of the fittest. Those who are fit to survive can breed and have offspring which have their traits. One of your examples you 'tried' to prove false was of the peppered or 'speckled' tree moth. They were originally white with small black specks, and they blended into the houses of England ( since they were made of a stucco-like material). Birds had a hard time picking them apart form the buildings. That was fine and dandy till the industrial revolution. Coal was burned and smog and soot was produced. The soot covered the trees and now these moths stuck out like a sore thumb. A beacon to the birds, if you will. The white moths were picked off quite easily. They were almost to extinction when a moth was born with a black body and white spots, just the opposite of it's parents. A minor mutation, an "albino" sort. The birds missed that moth every time they passed over it. That moth mated with a white moth, and they had ( as close as we can approximate, out of 4 children they had 1 white, 2 grey and 1 black babies) The white ones were picked off and the Dominant traits become Black tone, instead of white. The Moths didn't pull a "Charmeleon" mutation or anything. Evolution is simple, read up about it and you might actually be taken seriously. -Kv

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