Sent: Sunday, March 14, 1999 8:29 AM
To: Kevin O'Brien
Subject: Re: Just a funny thought
>>With regards to Tim's statement, I'm curious if there are any mutations
>>result in an increase of genetic material and also are beneficial (so any
>>increases can survive the natural selection process).
>For my part at least, it would help if you could define what you mean by
>an increase in genetic material.
By that I mean increases in genetic coding resulting in the emergence of
traits not previously in existence. Basically I'm looking for how,
genetically, the incredible variety we see now could come about from
whatever predecessors to humans are proposed, and predecessors to them,
It's hard to explain exactly what I'm getting at, but I think the defn above
gives the idea at least.