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Its certainly problematic defining evolution so all understand it correctly . Richards combination lock metaphor was good , and as I think Steve Zara alludes to , its like a problem and a test to be passed rather than a result of random mutation fitting a certain niche or gap in the environment. Starting to confuse myself a little there , but what a great subject to discuss definitely my favourite .Daniel Dennett also gave a good analogy in Darwins Dangerous Idea , that of fitness ,as in fitting a shape for the gene or organism to drop into rather than it trying to bend itself into the shape and carving itself a niche

Sat, 01 May 2010 13:01:00 UTC | #464550