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Mouse to Elephant? Just Wait 24 Million Generations
« on: January 31, 2012, 12:06:49 PM »

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120130171909.htm
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Re: Mouse to Elephant? Just Wait 24 Million Generations
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 03:24:47 PM »
Very interesting. I especially like what Evans said about being surprised that a species getting smaller happened faster than one getting larger. Correcting one's assumptions / hypotheses according to new data: the backbone of science.

But no doubt some creationist will soon be demanding to see the fossils from all those generations, and that this only means their god has another 23,999,998 gaps to hide in...
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Re: Mouse to Elephant? Just Wait 24 Million Generations
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 04:09:24 PM »
Very interesting. I especially like what Evans said about being surprised that a species getting smaller happened faster than one getting larger. Correcting one's assumptions / hypotheses according to new data: the backbone of science.

But no doubt some creationist will soon be demanding to see the fossils from all those generations, and that this only means their god has another 23,999,998 gaps to hide in...

Creationists should love the discovery of transitional fossils, because that means two gaps for their god to hide in instead of one.
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Re: Mouse to Elephant? Just Wait 24 Million Generations
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 11:54:59 AM »
Very interesting. I especially like what Evans said about being surprised that a species getting smaller happened faster than one getting larger.

This doesn't surprise me at all. Evolution is all about efficiency.
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Re: Mouse to Elephant? Just Wait 24 Million Generations
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 05:46:46 AM »
Very interesting. I especially like what Evans said about being surprised that a species getting smaller happened faster than one getting larger.

This doesn't surprise me at all. Evolution is all about efficiency.

Not always. After all, the laryngeal nerve isn't all that efficient. It is about survival, and in times of plenty larger survives more easily, and in extended times of scarcity smaller survives more easily.
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