From: Dr. Blake Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 02 2002 - 19:54:58 EST
I think we are talking at crossed purposes here.
--- RFaussette@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 12/2/02 8:35:19 AM Eastern
> Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> One of his examples was the giraffe's neck
> which he thought got
> stretched trying to reach food in high places and
> was then inherited by the
> giraffe's offspring.
Which of course is a form of natural selection.
Long-necked giraffes survive because they can eat
leaves higher in trees.
Please understand, I am not advocating (nor even
describing) any of the positions. I was simply
pointing out that "evolution" is a broad term that
does not describe causal mechanisms in any detail and
that particular theories (such as neo-Darwinism, etc.)
postulate different causal mechanisms for how
evolution takes place.
I was passing no judgment on the fitness of any of
those theories. If this still causes you confusion, I
don't think I can help clarify it further.
> In order to appreciate what I have to say, you have
> to be open and have some
> understanding of natural selection.
I think I understand completely what you said.
However, I think you were confused regarding the very
limited point I was trying to make. Hopefully, this
clears up all the confusion.
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