A predictable evolution



Article reads:If one could rewind the history of life, would the same species appear with the same sets of traits? Many biologists have argued that evolution depends on too many chance events to be repeatable. But a new study investigating evolution in three groups of microscopic worms, including the strain that survived the 2003 Columbia space shuttle crash, indicates otherwise. When raised in a lab under crowded conditions, all three underwent the same shift in their development by losing basically the same gene. The work suggests that, to some degree, evolution is predictable.

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  • dovhenis  On August 20, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Is Evolution Predictable

    Of course it is.
    Nearly. Approximation, proportional to extent of included factors.
    And AFTER comprehending what evolution is…

    Is Evolution Predictable

    From DH comment on

    Origin And Nature Of Natural Selection

    Life is another mass format, a self-replicating mass format.
    All mass formats are subject to natural selection.
    Natural selection is the delaying conversion of mass to the energy fueling cosmic expansion.
    Cosmic expansion is the reconversion of all the Big Bang singularity mass to energy.

    Natural Selection Updated 2010, Beyond Historical Concepts:

    Natural Selection applies to ALL mass formats. Life, a self-replicating format, is just one of them.
    Natural Selection Defined:

    Natural selection is E (energy) temporarily constrained in an m (mass) format. Period.

    Natural selection is a ubiquitous property of each and every and all cosmic mass, spin array, formats, from the biggest black hole to the smallest physical particle. Mass strives to increase its constrained energy content in attempt to postpone its reconversion to energy and to postpone addition of its constitutional energy to the totality of the cosmic energy that fuels the cosmic expansion going on since Big Bang.

    Dov Henis
    (comments from 22nd century)

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