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Author Topic:   What mutations are needed for a particular trait (e.g. wings) to arise?
MangyTiger
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Message 107 of 111 (347490)
09-08-2006 2:52 AM
Reply to: Message 100 by Someone who cares
09-07-2006 11:38 PM


Re: Is it possible mathematically?
AND, mutations can't add genetic information

Care to back that claim up?

Evolution requires gain, mutations give loss!

I'm willing to be corrected by somebody who has a better grasp of biology than me but I would have said that evolution simply requires change which can subsequently be acted on by natural selection.


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MangyTiger
Member (Idle past 5108 days)
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Message 110 of 111 (347575)
09-08-2006 2:38 PM
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09-08-2006 3:41 AM


Re: Is it possible mathematically?
Yeah. I was trying to avoid asking Someone Who Cares to define genetic information and describe how it can be measured (on the grounds that everyone else had so it was probably off topic :)).

However your point about why does a wing require more "gentic information" than a feathered arm and hand is a good one.


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