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|Quote (oldmanintheskydidntdoit @ Dec. 07 2011,11:11)|
|Or would it be possible that these genes were somehow latent and were only expressed when the animal turned to a heavier herbivourous diet?|
Anything is possible but only science will tell you what actually happens. It's more then possible there is much more detail on this specific topic by now, that article was fairly old as these things go. Perhaps check to see if there was any follow up research?
What's their exploration for the valve in question? Did the designer notice that it was needed and reach in and add it? Can they even begin to state an answer? If not, why don't they accept yours until they can come up with a better one, that's the key question.
That looks like a front-loading tactic... or maybe forastero's brand of epigenetics.
Either one can also easily be defeated.
Front Loading doesn't help ID
One of the requirements for epigenetics is that it is reversible. So we just need to find a modern organism that has reverted to its ancestral state, while keeping exactly the same gene sequence. That's about the only thing that would prove epigenetics at that level.
Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.