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To: GodGunsGuts
You are taken a poorly chosen word out of a news story to make a point that isn't there. This is not some mystical external control over mutation. It's a feedback mechanism. Feedback mechanisms are abundant in nature.

"The work also confirms an idea first floated in an 1858 essay by Alfred Wallace, who along with Charles Darwin co-discovered the theory of evolution. Wallace had suspected that certain systems undergoing natural selection can adjust their evolutionary course in a manner "exactly like that of the centrifugal governor of the steam engine, which checks and corrects any irregularities almost before they become evident." In Wallace's time, the steam engine operating with a centrifugal governor was one of the only examples of what is now referred to as feedback control. Examples abound, however, in modern technology, including cruise control in autos and thermostats in homes and offices."

21 posted on 11/25/2008 11:07:42 AM PST by mlo
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To: mlo

So man DESIGNED systems are now valid examples of evolution? Who knew. I hope my carborator evolves and allows my car to start running better. I know I want it to.


53 posted on 11/25/2008 12:06:44 PM PST by Diplomat
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