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Originally posted by lestweforget
I would like to entertain the idea of evolution but i have
trouble beleiving this beautiful boby, perfect in so many ways
not to mention my great mind is merely the product of chance.
Specifically, we showed that dietary supplementation of viable yellow agouti (Avy) mice during pregnancy with methyl donors (i.e. choline, betaine, folic acid, and vitamin B12) decreased the incidence of offspring with a yellow coat color (Figure 1), which is associated concomitantly with a reduction in their risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Moreover, these phenotypic changes were shown to result from increased DNA methylation of a transposable element upstream of the Agouti gene rather than mutation of the gene.
Originally posted by ringht_n_wrong
Its funny that theres so much speculation around evolution.........isn't evolution only a theory? Isn't the bigbang a theory also? Sometimes I think that most of us forget that the bigbang and evolution are not proven...they are only theories nothing else.
I've reached the conclusion over the last few years that "mutation" is thrown around arbitrarily, without much reflection. The "mutation" that is apparently observed, is, IMO, just a different reaction of a gene to a new form of bacteria/parasite. The ways in which genetic material can interact with each other is on a permutational scale of infinity, and with any insertion of an unknown or unguarded against parasite into a genetic unit of natural selection, the degree of compatibility of the gene/parasite relationship determines in what way the observed manifestation of phenotypes are configured.
Originally posted by wayno
Mutants! That is what everything modern is -- a mutation of what came before it.
Well, not everything and everyone, but mutation is probably one of the most significant factors when change occurs abruptly in a species -- change that then continued because it happened to be a better suit to the environment or in some other way allowed it to win the competition with its neighbors.
I think many people do not realize the length of time that has been available for living things to slowly evolve as well as periodically mutate. The time since the beginning is more than most of us can grasp.
Originally posted by Wise Man
Proof? You have none. Your not at DNA scientist. There isnt a shred of genetic, historical, or artifact evidence that hasn't been freshly whitewashed to back up YOUR claims.
Originally posted by kingofmd
reply to post by Wise Man
With that said, what sort of proof would you all accept, that would discredit the whole Darwinian molecules to man/macroevolution fairytale? (I won't hold my breath)