>This is speculation not explanation. Where is the evidence that at a time of
>severe stress for whatever the cause that a blind animal suddenly developes
>the ability to see by this mechanism? Certainly if you believe as I do that
>these rapid periods of invention occured you must postulate a means to make it
>happen. However, I still do not see a viable mechanism.
The significance of the action of heat-shock proteins may not have been
clear. Stress reveals mutations that have accumulated over time but were
hidden by the protective role of heat-shock proteins. These mutations
would only be useful in dealing with the specific stress if they
providentially happened to be relevant.
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