Joined: Sep. 2007
|Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Sep. 22 2007,04:58)|
|Uh, no, it's a package deal. Either you are endorsing all four of the definitional components, or you should be using another term.|
OK, let me be more specific:
Gradualism is what one would expect to see if the mechanism for evolutionary change were random mutations and natural selection. If you think that it must entail entire populations and their entire geographical range, then fine - show that by the evidence in the fossil record.
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