The Long Terms Effects of Evolution...Take a Chance

CJ cjb at ARIEL.UCS.UNIMELB.EDU.AU
Thu Dec 11 22:42:49 EST 1997


At 10:05 PM 11/12/97 -0500, you wrote:
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> > Jabriol, some diseases are just mutations.  Hemophilia is a perfect
> > example.  Like most mutations, hemophilia reduces the selection fitness
>of
> > a person who carries it.  It is a recessive trait, which means that it
> > will manifest in one quarter of the children of a person who is
> > heterozygous for the allele.  Diseases, and anything else, are not
> > *caused* by evolution.  Evolution is an effect, not a cause.  A disease,
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>so we would say Hemophilia is genetic...

yes
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>some illnesses are cause by outside influence.. viral or bacterial..

ok..so?...and viruses and causes genetic variation also
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>what is the ourside cause of hemophilia?

none

I think I missed the point........
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