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Wed Jun 14 13:27:04 EST 1995
gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA (Richard Gordon) writes:
>On 14 Jun 1995, Eirikur Sigurdsson wrote:
>> In <3rmlb8$i5u at cronkite.ocis.temple.edu> gold at astro.ocis.temple.edu
> (Bert Gold)
>> >I am struck by the issue of what the driver is behind evolution.
>> >That is, what drives variation sufficiently to propel selection into
>> >being a creative process.
>> There is no driver behind evolution by natural selection. It is not a
>> creative process. If you have variation, heredity and different rate of
>> reproduction you get......NATURAL SELECTION.
>Is natural selection sufficient to explain progressive evolution, or is
>there something about the structure of the genome that enables the latter?
>-Dick Gordon, U.Manitoba[Jun14,95]
I seemed to have found this discussion thread in mid-discourse, so please
excuse me if my question has already been dealt with:
What exactly is "progressive" evolution? I have never seen that adjective
used with the word "evolution" before.
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