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  Topic: Coloration of animals, mimicry, aposematism, Is really natural selection behind it?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >  
Erasmus, FCD

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2007,15:22   

VMartin more dishonesty.  Every appeal to anti-selection you have made has been straight from the german school.  This school has two camps:  materialist and mystic.

Where does aposematic coloration come from?  

Remember this is two questions:  I think you are interested in the primary (from where does the coloration or patterning arise).  This is not a selective issue.  Your antiselectionist lit examples (convenient how your best stuff 'is not available in english', eh?) that i am familiar with posit channels or furrows of development that are more or less hard wired.  

The question 'how does mimicry become fixed in populations' is clearly answered by selection.  While I could be convinced otherwise and sometimes have, I find it hard to believe you could be so thick as to deny this.

So, back to the question.  Where does aposematic coloration come from?  I wanna hear it.  Mind precedes matter and butterflies think it into existence?  Or is it a spandrel?

You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

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