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|An eloquent but bogus non-review by Dawkins|
...Dawkins is a master of rhetoric. Only he could take a clear example of intelligently designed evolution (dog breeding) and offer it as a convincing “proof” of Darwinian evolution.
Holy dipshit. If Sal had some grasp of what Behe is trying to do in TEOE, he would understand Dawkins' review generally, and this point specifically. But he doesn't, so he doesn't, and off he goes after the supposed insufficiency of natural selection.
I wonder if he thinks wild geese were designed.
Dogs are an interesting example. Relatively few mutations in developmental genes can lead to a great deal of morphological plasticity, a longer leg, a shorter snout, a longer body—unlike the common cat whose overall morphology is much less plastic.
In any case, scordova
|Dawkins is a master of rhetoric. Only he could take a clear example of intelligently designed evolution (dog breeding) and offer it as a convincing “proof” of Darwinian evolution. |
And this is the premier blog of Intelligent Design?! They haven't even read Origin of Species, and they've had 148 years.
|The Origin of Species|
Chapter 1: Variation Under Domestication
|And don’t forget that dog breeding is the mixing, matching, and reshuffling of existing genetic information, not the creation of new information. The dog genome is unusually plastic.|
Oh gee whiz, GilDodgen. There is no poodle hiding in the wolf genome. It requires novel mutations. Breeders sometimes wait a lifetime for a fortuitous mutation. Many have been specifically identified. But if you disagree, all you have to do is make a few predictions. We have the technology. Will dogs just be reshuffled wolf genomes, or will they have novel alleles?
Dog Genome Project
Doncha know, ID makes its predictions after they are confirmed. Only materialist presuppositionalist atheists like you would have a problem with that.
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