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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
 surface.

 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.


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