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Research actually provides further support for Darwin, UCLA professor says

 

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An international team of scientists has discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported

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DocM

The usual environmental changes aren't he only evolution driver. Random copying errors and radiation mutagenesis (there are radioisotopes everywhere) should gave caused at least some divergence.

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theyarecomingforyou

The usual environmental changes aren't he only evolution driver. Random copying errors and radiation mutagenesis (there are radioisotopes everywhere) should gave caused at least some divergence.

Unless the simplicity of the organism precludes mutagenesis, either because it lacks the complexity required for genetic degradation or because the resulting mutations would make it unable to survive and reproduce.

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siah1214

The usual environmental changes aren't he only evolution driver. Random copying errors and radiation mutagenesis (there are radioisotopes everywhere) should gave caused at least some divergence.

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+virtorio

Don't let Fox News see this, otherwise it'll be their new "It's cold so obviously Global Warming doesn't exist" thing but for evolution. 

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The usual environmental changes aren't he only evolution driver. Random copying errors and radiation mutagenesis (there are radioisotopes everywhere) should gave caused at least some divergence.

 

They would diverge slightly. But those changes might not be visible in the fossil record. Changes in biochemistry are invisible here.

 

Bacteria reproduce asexually... basically cloning themselves. They are all VERY well suited to their environment. Their environment never changes. It's not very surprising that they are so similar to bacteria 2 billion years ago.

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Patmore Douglas

Don't let Fox News see this, otherwise it'll be their new "It's cold so obviously Global Warming doesn't exist" thing but for evolution. 

I know what you mean. Those Fox News and other conservative simpletons are just the worst. You know the ones who ask the questions, "If we are experiencing Global Warming, why are we freezing our tails off - contrary to what earlier climate models predicted?" or, "If we are experiencing Global Warming, why has the earth temperature remained flat for the last 15 years?" or "Why on earth should be believe a bunch of highly biased scientists, who have financial, career, and political stakes in affirming this phenomenon, which is based on decades worth of data, for an earth that is billions of years old? It is not as if the data is not only statistically insignificant, but it is so by orders of magnitude!" Those annoying conservatives and their common sense questions. When will they shut up, and just accept whatever elitists liberals try to shove down people's mouths?

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ctebah

I know what you mean. Those Fox News and other conservative simpletons are just the worst. You know the ones who ask the questions, "If we are experiencing Global Warming, why are we freezing our tails off - contrary to what earlier climate models predicted?" or, "If we are experiencing Global Warming, why has the earth temperature remained flat for the last 15 years?" or "Why on earth should be believe a bunch of highly biased scientists, who have financial, career, and political stakes in affirming this phenomenon, which is based on decades worth of data, for an earth that is billions of years old? It is not as if the data is not only statistically insignificant, but it is so by orders of magnitude!" Those annoying conservatives and their common sense questions. When will they shut up, and just accept whatever elitists liberals try to shove down people's mouths?

 

Oh how I wish more people were educated enough to understand the difference between Global Warming and Climate Change...

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The usual environmental changes aren't he only evolution driver. Random copying errors and radiation mutagenesis (there are radioisotopes everywhere) should gave caused at least some divergence.

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siah1214

The organism is where it needs to be, it has peaked. it probably has had mutations, but they haven't been beneficial and as such, they have been discarded.  That is how evolution works. 

Yeah the headline should have read "Evolution: Working as intended."

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fusi0n

ah, I was expecting Justin Bieber..

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+virtorio

I know what you mean. Those Fox News and other conservative simpletons are just the worst. You know the ones who ask the questions, "If we are experiencing Global Warming, why are we freezing our tails off - contrary to what earlier climate models predicted?" or, "If we are experiencing Global Warming, why has the earth temperature remained flat for the last 15 years?" or "Why on earth should be believe a bunch of highly biased scientists, who have financial, career, and political stakes in affirming this phenomenon, which is based on decades worth of data, for an earth that is billions of years old? It is not as if the data is not only statistically insignificant, but it is so by orders of magnitude!" Those annoying conservatives and their common sense questions. When will they shut up, and just accept whatever elitists liberals try to shove down people's mouths?

Common sense questions?

 

LOL

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123456789A

ah, I was expecting Justin Bieber..

 

I was expecting <insert technology company here>.

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+E.Worm Jimmy

I came here free from expectations.  And those were met.   :)

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soniqstylz

More like 6,000 years, amirite?

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+warwagon

how many people thought they saw the word "Orgasm" in the title.

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siah1214

how many people thought they saw the word "Orgasm" in the title.

Just you. 

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lkernan

how many people thought they saw the word "Orgasm" in the title.

 

Me too, i was sure it said "Scientists discover orgasm hasn't evolved in more than 2 billion years" and thought, wtf!

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Rippleman

GRANDPA to the 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 power!

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+Red King

This is quite underwhelming.

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ctebah

Everyone knows the universe is only 6000, give or take 13.8 billion, years old...

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T3X4S

Or maybe - just maybe - that organism is perfect for its environment - it doest need to evolve



On a side note, I think I'll go watch Richard Dawkins read his hate mail - always so funny.

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