Posted by DA Morgan on Jun 24, 2002 at 01:16
Re: Evolution (Dogrock)
My answer will be quite unsatisfactory to some but that's not my problem.
It depends on where one draws the line. One could easily point to the AIDS virus at one level and say yes.
But I think the answer is likely no. The reason being that the generation of new species seems to be a matter of what is known as punctuated equilibrium. That the creation of new species seems to be at a low level and then due to environmental factors, usually catastrophic, jump to very high levels.
From my standpoint ... science was not advanced enough 100 years ago to know and we just haven't been looking long enough to know.
Others will likely now forget that a lack of evidence is not evidence of lack. But then they probably can't remember anything that interferes with their prejudices.
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