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progressive evolution

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Wed Jun 14 12:01:08 EST 1995

On 14 Jun 1995, Eirikur Sigurdsson wrote:

> In <3rmlb8$i5u at cronkite.ocis.temple.edu> gold at astro.ocis.temple.edu
 (Bert Gold)
>  writes:
> >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]

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