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Re: Evolutionary Theory
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, JSeward123@aol.com writes
>In a message dated 98-02-15 03:02:34 EST, email@example.com writes:
><< Once and a while, a critter will genetically "stumble" upon a mutation that
>turns out to have benificial features, especially if that animal now has an
>advantage over it's competitors. >>
>My high-school biology teacher (who hates creation) taught us that 99.9999...%
>of all mutations are destructive and don't get passed on in future
>generations. So I fail to see how random mutations could result in something
Non-sequitur. Can you do sums? Can you say 0.0001%? Where did the
figure come from, anyway? Seems a bit extreme.
>Even if there was a beneficial mutation, would it get passed on to its
>offspring in future generations?
Natural selection says yes. That's why we get antibiotic-resistant
bacteria, for one thing.
Take it to talk.origins where it's on-topic, please.
Richard Keatinge homepage http://www.keatinge.demon.co.uk
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