>Would the switch from single to multicellular be such an example ?
>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
>gives the idea at least.