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On the Tuatara thread:
|41 JPCollado 03/28/2008 6:02 pm|
“just want to know what they mean by “high molecular evolutionary rate.” It can’t be mutations, since there is no such thing at the molecular level. You need genes for that.”
“A small correction, as this statement is wrong. Genes are made of molecules, and it is specific DNA molecules within genes that mutate.”
Thank you Jack, I was careless here. What I really was referring to is the darwinian evolutionary process….there is no such thing at the molecular level…a point I tried to reiterate at post #23, viz., that a change in the sequence of nucleotides on a DNA molecule offers a defective framework for studying evolution.
I'm not interested in wading in over there again, but what could "a change in the sequence of nucleotides on a DNA molecule offers a defective framework for studying evolution" possibly mean?