Posted by Ben on Jun 27, 2002 at 14:49
Re: Evolution (Dogrock)
A theory whose experimental results take forever to be verified could easily last forever. Enjoyed the reply though.
But of course evolution is reasonably simple to simulate. Simulation allows us to telescope the thousands of years into a few hours, and see how things work. What we find are that the simple properties of mutation plus selection inevitably lead to such complex results as "apparent" irreducible complexity, change in function, and all of the other fascinating things we see in the fossil record.
We have an overwhelming circumstantial case for evolution from the paleontological and genetic evidence, and we have the smoking gun with the mechanism of mutation and selection.
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