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imho - evolution is constant, and sometimes exceedingly rapid. Like now - we've altered our environment pretty much beyond recognition over the past couple of hundred years. Evolution is accelerating to catch up and help us adapt.
Some of the cells of the whole that is existence are sick, and the body will do what it can to fix these broken cells. In order to return the balance there has to be some sort of evolution, whether it sends cells of a different type to destroy the sick cells or make the cells better.
I'm pretty sure the ego of existence loves itself too much to simply destroy those cells, so it will do what it can to fix what is wrong with those cells before it deems necessary to destroy them.
You have to think of existence as the organism to understand what evolution really is.
Originally posted by Forsakenthinker
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Good point. Just think, everytime you visit the doc, you not only get pumped full of the latest toxins, but you'll get a discount if you simply sign forty-three waivers indicating that you agreed to change your own DNA into that of an emu on Tuesdays!
I loathe the doctor's office. So very, very much.
Originally posted by Edrick
Supercharged Evolution, eh? This is what happens when you extrapolate from a position of Ignorance.
Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by tauristercus
There are genomes much bigger than human genome present in much simpler and older organisms - the biggest genome has 670 billion base pairs, and is present in simple single celled Amoeba dubia. There is no relationship between genome lenght and position of organism in the tree of life.
The part that is actually used for coding in human genome makes up just a few % of its lenght. Most of genome is not transcribed
Originally posted by Cythraul
I used to be an atheist hellbent on the reality of Darwinian evolution; then I read Jeremy Narby's 'The Cosmic Serpent' and Graham Hancock's 'Supernatural' and felt as though both some form of evolution and some form of creation were in fact true. Now, to be honest, I do believe that a higher cosmic force has strongly influenced the development of man and possibly all life on Earth. It no longer requires an abstract blind faith in an omnipotent bearded man in the sky, but scientific evidence is starting to back it up.