Model Organisms

L.A. Moran lamoran at gpu.utcc.utoronto.ca
Thu Apr 24 15:41:25 EST 1997


In article <anthonyp-2304971524460001 at 137.131.4.62>,
Anthony J. Pelletier, Ph.D. <anthonyp at scripps.edu> wrote:
>In article <335CBB46.1DF5 at is.dal.ca>,
>
>> L.A. Moran wrote:
>
>> > Modern living species cannot be arranged on a evolutionary ladder from
>> > primitive to advanced. This is a false notion of evolution that was
>> > discredited more than one hundred years ago.
>>  
> Arlin Stoltzfus <arlin at is.dal.ca> wrote:
>       
>> This is not the notion that was discredited. 
>
>Maybe it was discredited by the same "serious" scientists who discounted
>decades ago the idea that changes in selective pressure can alter the
>mutability of organimsms?

I don't understand what you mean by this. Could you elaborate?

>Still really busy larry?

Less so than before. But I've completely forgotten what we were discussing.
If I recall correctly you mentioned that no one except Benzer had done a
detailed analysis of mutations in a gene. I suggested that Miller's work
on lacI might count. Is that the right topic?

Larry Moran







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