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Re: bauplan convergence

At 02:46 AM 6/17/00 -0400, Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
In a message dated 6/17/00 1:03:12 AM EST, sarima@friesen.net writes:

<< Even a series of small surface irregularities
 can break up air flow enough to reduce heat transfer.  And quite small
 changes in a surface can cause significant changes in the appearance of the

 Thus both factors are selectable almost immediately upon introduction of
 surface structure. >>

The key word here is "almost"--not "immediately." The surface structure must
come first, and it cannot be because it >will< cause significant changes, etc.

I believe that sufficiently effective structures can develop from single mutations to start the process, without the need to propose yet one more layer of preadaptation.

May the peace of God be with you.         sarima@ix.netcom.com