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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2009,19:12   

It just means that in the steady state, everyone is carrying a fair number of deleterious mutations, with those having the most being the least likely to reproduce.

I'm having trouble coming to grips with the simple-mindedness of assuming that beneficial or deleterious mutations have any necessary effect at on on fecundity.

My family hosts a number of odd and relatively undesirable alleles. We tend to have extra sets of front teeth -- which requires surgery to prevent blocking permanent teeth. My son has Adam's missing rib, something that gets painful when playing racket sports. Most of us are nearsighted.

What we don't have are genes leading to early death or to belief in cult science. And based on anecdotal evidence, the inability to understand cumulative selection is positively correlated withing having nine children.

Any version of ID consistent with all the evidence is indistinguishable from evolution.

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