[asa] Question on molecular biology and Darwinism

From: Collin Brendemuehl <collinb@brendemuehl.net>
Date: Tue Jul 01 2008 - 22:40:50 EDT

I read gradualism as continuity of indiscernable changes over time
and PE as nearly the same, but with periods of rapid change, probably still minute.
Yet from a molecular biologist (doppleganger, a PhD in the field) I learn that

"a single point mutation in one gene altered ALL of those things in the limbs and head of the individual. You do NOT, in fact, need specific mutations to alter every part of a limb. That is just naive folk science."

It would appear that gene changes might often be significant, and not as the evolutionary models might indicate.

The whole discussion began with a premise:
If 65M years ago, after the Yucatan impact, the only mammals remaining were little rodents,
what gene changes were necessary to take them from chipmunk to human?
It would seem that there would be millions of them in order to accomplish minute changes.

What might I be missing here?

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