>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.
Dr. David Campbell
46860 Hilton Dr #1113
Lexington Park MD 20653 USA
That is Uncle Joe, taken in the masonic regalia of a Grand
Exalted Periwinkle of the Mystic Order of Whelks-P.G.
Wodehouse, Romance at Droigate Spa
Sent via the WebMail system at
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Dec 07 2001 - 16:52:59 EST