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|Quote (Daniel Smith @ Oct. 08 2007,04:27)|
|Quote (mitschlag @ Oct. 07 2007,06:09)|
|You are the scientist, DS. You are responsible for devising the test.|
Well, I'm not a scientist, but I think I've got an idea for a test:
Take two members of the same species that have been geographically and reproductively isolated for a long period of time (the longer the better), sequence their genomes and compare them.
My prediction is that the coding and non-coding sequences (basically all sequences) will show an equal amount of evolutionary constraint.
Please define "evolutionary constraint."
Predict the expected results that would falsify your hypothesis.
"You can establish any “rule” you like if you start with the rule and then interpret the evidence accordingly." - George Gaylord Simpson (1902-1984)