7 Replies to “From Cambridge’s Simon Conway Morris: Nine Evolutionary Myths

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    SCheesman says:

    The first link (“One version here” is not valid.

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    Robert Byers says:

    AHA. Convergent evolution is a problem for evolution. Coming to like conclusions so much everywhere by unlike biology is unlikely in a world of mutation randomness.
    its the soft underbelly of evolutionary error.
    Its impossible for such limitation in options in a theory that is all about the skys the limit about turning bacteria into buffalos.

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    Joe says:

    Convergent evolution is evolution, Robert. And just as there are many ways to reach the answer of “42”, there can also be many ways to reach an evolutionary solution.

    Programmers do not tell genetic algorithms how to find a solution, meaning the same GA running with different initial conditions and resources, would find the same solution via different paths.

    And I am sure that evos will say that given similar environmental pressures, selection will tend to find similar solutions.

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    Robert Byers says:

    Convergent evolution I am saying is a problem for evolution if one studies how much convergence must be invoked to explain like form and function in unrelated or perceived unrelated biology.
    Biology is not like math.
    Its based on profound processes.
    The glory of mutations as the driving force in evolution yet bringing constantly like results in unrelated biology is unbelievable .
    Its unreasonable to the common man.

    Convergence has been a quiet invasion of old evolutionary biology because in these latter days more knowledge of biology has been gained.

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    Joe says:


    I am just sayin’- nothing is a problem for the “theory” of evolution.

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    Notre Dame University seems to have removed the PDF of Morris’s lecture from its website.

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    Robert Byers says:

    Whoops I did misunderstand. We need a playlist list here.

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