evolution as science from Evolution Statement

From: bivalve (bivalve@mail.davidson.alumlink.com)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2001 - 17:05:50 EST

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    >Evolutionary theory, as it is practices is a forensic science.
    It could, in theory, be tested as a scientific process by
    taking a 'target' life form, dividing it into two (or more)
    breeding colonies that can't intermix, and wait to see what
    happens. It is likely that you'd have to study the beings for a
    long time, but if you had genetic records of each generation
    then you could record evolution as fact.<

    Conveniently, bacteria and viruses reproduce rapidly
    enough to make this feasible, and in fact such experiments
    are now fairly common. There are also the long-term but
    less documented experiments of domestication, in which a
    subpopulation separated from the parent population and
    subjected to different selective pressures has become
    quite different over the past few thousand years.

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