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Posted by: Dr.GH on Dec. 15 2019,14:34

So who should appear without tiny reindeer;

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Posted by: Occam's Aftershave on Dec. 15 2019,15:43

Quote (Dr.GH @ Dec. 15 2019,14:34)
So who should appear without tiny reindeer;

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Heh.  Looks like he's repeating the same tired old lies about Sanford's "Genetic Entropy" he's been pimping for years.  A leopard can't change its spots, Sal can't change his stink.
Posted by: Texas Teach on Dec. 15 2019,18:06

Quote (Dr.GH @ Dec. 15 2019,14:34)
So who should appear without tiny reindeer;

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How many years has Sal been a research assistant?  Seems like an awfully long time.
Posted by: Dr.GH on Dec. 16 2019,15:08

What obvious things have I missed?

"Mendel's Accountant" was John Sanford's attempt to present his idea of "genetic entropy" as if it were based on empirical science, and even computable.

First, his assumptions about mutation rates, and their "negativity" are bogus.

Second, he ignored the fact that environments vary and so adaptive fitness does too.

Third, he ignored the relatively small cost of a failed egg, or a failed sperm.

Fourth, he ignored the fact of a "purifying" selection.

Fifth, as part of his "young earthism," he ignored all the known mass extinction events.

Sixth, continued research on fitness landscapes shows that just the opposite of his "entropy" can, and does happen. And, it is not always better to be best;

"The treacheries of adaptation" Craig R. Miller Science 25 Oct 2019: Vol. 366, Issue 6464, pp. 418-419 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz5189 < https://science.sciencemag.org/content........418 > (See the linked papers from Miller's paper).
Posted by: Wesley R. Elsberry on Jan. 04 2020,14:23

Quote (Dr.GH @ Dec. 16 2019,15:08)
What obvious things have I missed?

"Mendel's Accountant" was John Sanford's attempt to present his idea of "genetic entropy" as if it were based on empirical science, and even computable.

First, his assumptions about mutation rates, and their "negativity" are bogus.

Second, he ignored the fact that environments vary and so adaptive fitness does too.

Third, he ignored the relatively small cost of a failed egg, or a failed sperm.

Fourth, he ignored the fact of a "purifying" selection.

Fifth, as part of his "young earthism," he ignored all the known mass extinction events.

Sixth, continued research on fitness landscapes shows that just the opposite of his "entropy" can, and does happen. And, it is not always better to be best;

"The treacheries of adaptation" Craig R. Miller Science 25 Oct 2019: Vol. 366, Issue 6464, pp. 418-419 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz5189 < https://science.sciencemag.org/content........418 > (See the linked papers from Miller's paper).
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Don't forget the claim that larger genomes or populations with short generation times went defunct faster. I don't think there was a response to the continued good health of Amoeba dubia populations.
Posted by: Dr.GH on Jan. 05 2020,12:31

Good one.
Posted by: Occam's Aftershave on Jan. 11 2020,17:15

Sal "the human shit stain" Cordova has now popped up again on Peaceful Science.  This time he's brutally quote-mined Joe Felsenstein concerning some passages from Joe's tutorial booklet on population genetics.    Sal's asshattery never changes.   :)
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