Re: Evolution being slow ...

From: Karl Anderson (
Date: Sat Apr 21 2001 - 14:03:35 PDT

"James Tauber" <> writes:

> > James, I wondered the same thing -- is this really evolution, but they
> used
> > 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)

What makes them differerent? I thought that speciation was made up of
the gradual changes, and that there weren't always objective lines
between species, anyway, just subjective ones.

Karl Anderson 

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