1. Meddling with things
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    What is the mechanism that prevents a succession of microevolutionbary changes adding up to macroevolution?
  2. Standard memberDavid C
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    19 Jul '05 22:50
    Originally posted by aardvarkhome
    What is the mechanism that prevents a succession of microevolutionbary changes adding up to macroevolution?
    Fix your avatar. That's really bugging me.
  3. Meddling with things
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    19 Jul '05 22:53
    Originally posted by David C
    Fix your avatar. That's really bugging me.
    Hot reply...next attempt please
  4. Standard memberWulebgr
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    19 Jul '05 23:131 edit
    Originally posted by David C
    Fix your avatar. That's really bugging me.
    me too 😀

    The mechanism you seek is the one that God forgot to create, which is why he whacks us before we live long enough to observe the changes.
  5. Meddling with things
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    19 Jul '05 23:26
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    me too 😀

    The mechanism you seek is the one that God forgot to create, which is why he whacks us before we live long enough to observe the changes.
    How do you do the avatar thing?
  6. Standard memberWulebgr
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    19 Jul '05 23:27
    Originally posted by aardvarkhome
    How do you do the avatar thing?
    forum settings in my profile

    you need the url of an image you want
  7. Standard memberMoldy Crow
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    Originally posted by aardvarkhome
    How do you do the avatar thing?
    Try the help forum . I believe there are several threads about this . A wee bit of cruising titles and about 5 minutes reading should give you the basic how-to . Good luck .
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    Originally posted by aardvarkhome
    What is the mechanism that prevents a succession of microevolutionbary changes adding up to macroevolution?
    The main argument about transition from micro to macro is the comparatively small amount of empiricle evidence in support of the macro. We have and are observing changes within the lower classifications; this is no longer disputable. However, no one has observed a case of macro-evolution because it is supposedly such a long process. The next best thing is the fossil record, which shows us indirectly what has occurred. There are hypothetical "transition" fossils between higher divisions, but the record has proven to be very disappointing as far as smooth transitions between major classifications. Of course there are explanations for the scant record, but explaining them away serves dually to explain away any solid evidence that we try to draw from the fossils.
    What we have beyond that is mostly comparisions among living species. Similarities among organisms can certainly be explained by descent from a common ancestor, but others can claim that it is evidence for a designer/creator.
  9. Standard memberColetti
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    20 Jul '05 23:39
    Originally posted by aardvarkhome
    What is the mechanism that prevents a succession of microevolutionbary changes adding up to macroevolution?
    What is the mechanism that pushes a succession of microevolutionbary changes adding up to macroevolution?
  10. Standard memberMoldy Crow
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    20 Jul '05 23:44
    Originally posted by Coletti
    What is the mechanism that pushes a succession of microevolutionbary changes adding up to macroevolution?
    Natural selection .
  11. Standard memberColetti
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    20 Jul '05 23:51
    Originally posted by Moldy Crow
    Natural selection .
    What drives natural selection?
  12. Standard memberMoldy Crow
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    21 Jul '05 00:031 edit
    Originally posted by Coletti
    What drives natural selection?
    Nothing drives natural selection . It's like you're saying "what drives the odds of a pair of dice rolling snake-eyes."
  13. Standard memberMoldy Crow
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    21 Jul '05 00:08
    Originally posted by yousers
    The next best thing is the fossil record, which shows us indirectly what has occurred. There are hypothetical "transition" fossils between higher divisions, but the record has proven to be very disappointing as far as smooth transitions between major classifications. Of course there are explanations for the scant record, but explaining them away serves dually to explain away any solid evidence that we try to draw from the fossils.
    This , sir is incorrect . The fossil record combined with The Theory of Punctuated Equalibrium gives a very complete picture of the evolution of higher species .
  14. Standard memberColetti
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    21 Jul '05 00:14
    Originally posted by Moldy Crow
    Nothing drives natural selection . It's like you're saying "what drives the odds of a pair of dice rolling snake-eyes."
    If nothing drives it, then it must be random. And if it's random, then it does not evolve.
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    21 Jul '05 00:18
    Originally posted by Moldy Crow
    Natural selection .
    Natural selection is an after fact occurance, it does not drive anything.
    Kelly
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