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Clock or what???

Ludvig Mortberg Agneta.Guillemot at historia.umu.se
Sat Jul 15 20:11:20 EST 1995

   Is there a clock or not? People seem to back one step every time
they are confronted with arguments against the clock theory. According
to someone it's not even a theory anylonger. There seems to be no way
to get hold of what the clock is about, and no way of refuting the
theory if it's still a theory. 

What is this? Can the molecular clock be used to anything at all? Do
mutations occur in proteins in a steady fashion so that species
gradually mutate away from each other? This was the original claim by
Linus Pauling and Emile Zuckerkandl, wasn't it? Further, if someone
asks a crucial question about the clock, there's always some scientist
that refer to some computer simulation that's supposed to show there
is a clock, and that no mortal can understand. Something isn't right

Ludvig Mortberg, Sweden

"Nothing succeedes as planned!"

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