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Author Topic:   Mimicry and neodarwinism
CACTUSJACKmankin
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Message 23 of 188 (345722)
09-01-2006 12:42 PM
Reply to: Message 20 by MartinV
09-01-2006 3:26 AM


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They underlay to the phenomenons of mimicry their unwaranted myth of random mutation and natural selection as the only possible explanation.
I invite you to provide evidence that random mutation and natural selection do not occur, despite the countless experiments demonstrating both. Random mutations have been observed since the experiments of Thomas Hunt Morgan who observed a random mutation in the eye color gene of flies and the many experiments on bacteria showing how traits can be selected for with environmental factors including the current crisis of antibiotic resistance.
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CACTUSJACKmankin
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Message 24 of 188 (345731)
09-01-2006 1:05 PM
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09-01-2006 12:42 PM


BTW Random mutation and natural selection can help us understand how mimicry evolves. The more an animal resebles the environment, the less likely it is that a predator is going to see it and thus it is less likely to get eaten and thus is more likely to live long enough to reproduce and those genes will survive. The interesting thing is that mimicry doesnt have to be perfect because often a vision-based predator such as a bird is going to be seeing its prey at a distance, so even mimicing only the color of the environment such as in chimpunks is sufficient to improve chances of survival.

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