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|Quote (steve_h @ June 25 2008,16:43)|
|If the mutations were front-loaded wouldn't they happen in parallel in several or all of the populations, or be replayable in a sample of the successful population taken before the first mutation?|
PZ seems to think this paper confirm Gould's theory that the history wouldn't replay itself. Shouldn't preloaded history replay itself?
You're absolutely right. Since only one of the twelve populations gained the new talent chance MUST be at work otherwise all twelve would have evolved the same way in the isolated lab environment. Perhaps Davescot has subliminally recieved this message and that's why he's ripping on the paper.