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Author Topic:   Is there really such a thing as a beneficial mutation?
Belfry
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Message 104 of 223 (343220)
08-25-2006 6:19 AM
Reply to: Message 103 by Faith
08-25-2006 5:24 AM


Trade-offs
Faith writes:

I have NO idea why you are informing me of these obvious things.


I think the point was that most traits that could be considered "beneficial" do indeed involve compromises and trade-offs, which is in response to your Message 14, in which you speak of "the functioning precision and elegance in so many living things, most of which functions without the compromises and trade-offs accepted as beneficial mutations."

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Belfry
Member (Idle past 4325 days)
Posts: 177
From: Ocala, FL
Joined: 11-05-2005


Message 111 of 223 (343227)
08-25-2006 7:16 AM
Reply to: Message 106 by Faith
08-25-2006 6:40 AM


Re: Trade-offs
Faith writes:

So I was not talking about traits, but only about the supposedly beneficial mutations that are currently claimed to have been observed, more than one of which is like the Sickle Cell genetic disease which is strongly selected because of its protection against malaria.


I understand that, and in message 14 you implied that these mutations were distinct from previously existing traits because they involve compromises and trade-offs, whereas you said existing traits do not. The point is, compromise is the rule rather than the exception in existing traits as well.

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