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

Daniel Key daniel at all-keys.demon.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 10:26:22 EST 1997


Jabriol <jabriol at cris.com> wrote in article
<66q9lm$1rm at examiner.concentric.net>...
> 
>  > 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,
> 
> 
> so we would say Hemophilia is genetic...
> 
> some illnesses are cause by outside influence.. viral or bacterial..
> 
> what is the ourside cause of hemophilia?
> 
> 

The (original) outside cause of hemophilia was probably a stray gamma ray,
if it had one, it could have just been an internal genetic copying error. 

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