Originally posted by josephw
This'll keep you busy.
Not really. These are all the patent lies that have been exposed before.
No. 1. Not true. Neither Cell Theory, Germ Theory nor Atomic Theory have mathimatical descriptions, yet we remein very sure that we are made of cells, that diseases are caused by germs (and viruses) and that everything is made of atoms. Perhaps you disagree with my statements, or will you concede that the web-site is lying?
No. 2. The genome, as I'm sure you well know, is 95% non-coding DNA (also known as "Junk DNA"
. Much if this is non-functional repeats of genes which do work, but have minor alterations which prevent them from coding. Often, it is precisely this type of DNA which mutates, resulting in a new, functional gene, which confers a new ability. However, overall, nowadays, life is very complex, as is the geneone. We should not expect new genes to arrive frequently, which they don't. However, this isn't to say it never happens. A neat experiment I recently read about, whiich studied E.coli evolution over many generations, and could compare the DNA sequences between generations showed that around generation 33,100 of the experiment the E. coli suddenly began to metabolise the citrate in the culture media. E. coli cannot do this. It lacks the gene to break citrate down. Since the system was sterile, no genes could have leaked in from elsewhere, it must have been the result of a new gene.
No.3 What the...?! Has this guy never heard of parental care? Or R and K reproductive strategies? I suggest that they go look up an undergraduate ecology textbook on this one. A blatant lie.