Any comments?

Rolf Engstrand ekarge at eua.ericsson.se
Mon Oct 16 11:39:36 EST 1995

In article <45rhev$ka4 at studium.student.umu.se>, Agneta.Guillemot at historia.umu.se (Ludvig Mortberg) writes:

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> I couldn't resist posting this. Sorry.
> L.
Herr Mortberg has posted several articles arguing that molecular data should not 
be ragarded as valid in evolutionary research. He now thinks he has found support 
for this view. 

Yes, there are problems with interpreting the DNA sequences and there inter
relations. But if unsolved problems should always be taken as sufficient reason 
for discontinuing the effort, then *no* scientific research would be spared. This 
is not desirable. 

Does herr Mortberg hold that the DNA sequencies do not determine the primary 
structures of the proteins and thereby the vas majority of the macroscopic 
characteristics of the organism. If one doesn't, it should inescapably follow 
that DNA sequencies are *the* primary data and that macroscopic structure and 
function are secondary. 

/Rolf Engstrand 

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