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originally posted by: hudsonhawk69
Let's face it.
Even if one disagrees with the previous argument that macroevolution is impossible because of specified and irreducible complexity, at best, it is highly improbable.
Irreducible complexity is an issue all of it's own...
originally posted by: Barcs
hopefully it can bypass the phase where nobody understands what is actually being asked.
originally posted by: flanimal4114
This is getting very personal, so I'm gonna leave this for u guys bye
Can you describe and present evidence for the mechanism that stops genetic differences in populations from accumulating to the point of speciation?
Results of Nowak and collaborators concerning the onset of cancer due to the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes give the distribution of the time until some individual in a population has experienced two prespecified mutations and the time until this mutant phenotype becomes fixed in the population. In this article we apply these results to obtain insights into regulatory sequence evolution in Drosophila and humans. In particular, we examine the waiting time for a pair of mutations, the first of which inactivates an existing transcription factor binding site and the second of which creates a new one. Consistent with recent experimental observations for Drosophila, we find that a few million years is sufficient, but for humans with a much smaller effective population size, this type of change would take >100 million years
The irreducible complexity argument is a fallacy and a terrible one at that. Dna is the same regardless of the organism. So there is no difference in complexity.
Unless you can show that DNA does not follow chemical principals it is a fallacy.
. Gene expression or gene sets does not matter. The basic principles and material are the same, regardless of how the information is expressed.
originally posted by: ServantOfTheLamb
The information encoded in DNA is irreducibly complex. If you remove any of the necessary information or change that information it no longer works.