Re: Stereotypes and reputations

From: Glenn Morton <glenn_morton@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue Aug 02 2005 - 18:33:35 EDT

Cornelius Hunter <ghunter2099@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
The placentals and marsupials are another example of the incredible
convergence we find in biology. And the thylacine (marsupial) and grey wolf
(placental) are examples from within the placental and marsupial lineages.
If evolution and CD are true, then the story goes like this. A long time
ago, a small rodent something like a mouse or shrew split into two lineages
which would become the placental and marsupial lineages. Those two lineages,
over millions of years and in different corners of the earth would produce
the same designs over and over. Cats, rats, mice, anteaters, flying
squirrels, and yes, the wolf, just to name a few. How could random, unguided
mutations lead to these same designs over and over?

GRM: Two things. First, they are not exactly the same design. You are entirely wrong. Their skeletons are different enough so that one can tell a marsupial thylacine from a wolf (although admittedly most anti-evolutionists dpn't have the knowledge to know that). Secondly, since they are SIMILAR (but not exactly the same pattern), this is easily accomplished by iterative, nonlinear mathematical systems. You can see this in a system I discovered by accident at http://home.entouch.net/dmd/nonlin.htm

                
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