Re: Evolution being slow ...

From: James Tauber (
Date: Fri Apr 20 2001 - 21:08:34 PDT

> James, I wondered the same thing -- is this really evolution, but they
> the word, quite breathlessly. Dave

Evolution seems to be a *very* overloaded term.

At one end of the spectrum (the 'micro' end) it can just mean a shift in a
gene pool's proportions due to some genes favouring survival (ie natural
selection / survival of the fittest)
At the other end (the 'macro' end) it can mean the origin of all species
from primordial soup.

Completely different things (although the latter relies on the mechanism of
the former)


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