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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2009,22:31   

GilDo warns us of the danger of mindless extrapolation -- and then mindlessly extrapolates.

Short version of GilDo's argument:

You can't scale from boat propellers down to flagella without taking Brownian motion into account. You can't scale aerodynamic models without taking the Reynolds number into account. You can't scale from subsonic to supersonic without taking compressibility into account.

Therefore, Gil concludes, there must be some reason why small evolutionary changes cannot accumulate to form larger ones, and the entire biological community is "just plain stupid" to think otherwise.

And the set of natural numbers is also the set that starts at 0 and goes to the largest number.  -- Joe G

Please stop putting words into my mouth that don't belong there and thoughts into my mind that don't belong there. -- KF

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