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Posted by Sam Patterson on May 14, 2002 00:31:08 UTC

"(Adaption) Requires tens of thousands of years. Cannot happen in 6,000."

Nope. Sorry. Adaption does not takes tens of thousands of years. It actually can happen quite rapidly. Here are several examples:

1. Mosquitoes which moved into the London Underground train network have become a seperate species, now biting rats and humans instead. That
obviously did not take thousands of years.

2. A quote from David Catchpole and Carl Wieland: "On small islands off British Columbia, the seeds of wind-despersed weedy plants in the daisy
family (Asteracease) are rapidly losing their ability to 'fly'. Specifically, the embyro part of the seed is becoming fatter while the parachute-like 'pappus' that keeps each seed aloft is becoming smaller. These changes are advantageous because they reduce dispersal-otherwise, on such tiny islands, lightweight windblown seeds would be lost in the ocean (which is why they have left fewer decandants). Note that these changes involve the loss ot the capacity for long-range airbone dispersal."

"You said it yourself when suggesting the need for millions of years."

I said it took millions of years? Where? That was a typo then!

"Mutations happen with every coupling. No babies genes is exactly the same as either its mother or father. So genes change with every generation"

Maybe you are right (it still would not be evidence for evolution if you are) but are you saying this happens to EVERY baby?

"The definition of a genetic mutation is:
'The process by which such a change occurs in a chromosome, either through an alteration in the nucleotide sequence of the DNA coding for a gene or through a change in the physical arrangement of a chromosome.'"

You: "Take two couples, put one in Bermuda and one in Antartica, wait two million years, and tell me there won't be adaptations to the environment that render the two groups quite different."

Me: "Once again, adaption is a fact, and is not harmful to the creation model. Of course these
two groups would be dramaticly different. But you would be willing to say the they will have "evolved" into something more complex than we are now? They may be more suited to their enviroment than we would be, but that is not evolution. Simply adaption."

You didn't answer the question. "...would be willing to say the they (the antarticans) will have "evolved" into something more complex than we are now?" KC2GWX 73's

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