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|Quote (paragwinn @ Oct. 05 2011,20:46)|
|Quote (midwifetoad @ Oct. 05 2011,18:31)|
|Behe weighs in:|
|Dollo's law holds going forward as well as backward. We can state the experimentally based law simply: "Any evolutionary pathway from one functional state to another is unlikely to be traversed by random mutation and natural selection. The more the functional states differ, the much-less likely that a traversable pathway exists."|
A TADL tale?
So, does Behe mean Tiktaalik or something more recent?
|For example, whales do not re-evolve gills, even though they are aquatic creatures who descended from fish, because gills are a lost, complex trait in that lineage.|
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