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Human and squid eyes arose from the same genes 500 mya

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While we are on the subject of scientists who don’t even need to do politeness any more while defending classical Darwinism’s teachings on junk DNA (because they are more right than the facts?), it turns out that humans and squid evolved eyes with the same genes:

Eyes and wings are among the most stunning innovations evolution has created. Remarkably these features have evolved multiple times in different lineages of animals. For instance, the avian ancestors of birds and the mammalian ancestors of bats both evolved wings independently, in an example of convergent evolution. The same happened for the eyes of squid and humans. Exactly how such convergent evolution arises is not always clear.

Actually, no one has any idea how it arises.

Cephalopods have a camera eye with the same features as the vertebrate camera eye. Importantly, the cephalopod camera eye arose completely independently from ours. The last common ancestor of cephalopods and vertebrates existed more than 500m years ago.

So how likely is a Darwinian common-ancestry explanation then? Note: The answer “It must have happened that way because evolution is true” will not be graded in a serious modern biology course.

Pax6 RNA splicing in cepahlopods is a wonderful demonstration of how evolution fashions equivalent solutions via entirely different routes. Using analogous structures, evolution can provide remarkable innovations.

So if “evolution” just randomly did this, why don’t we hire “evolution” to solve intractable problems?

Here’s the paper.

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You gotta love the word REMARKABLE. Its not remarkable if there is a common design. its boringly common. its only remarkable if one imagines the glory of selection on mutations creating the same complicated organ in very separate creatures. Its seemly very unlikely but is predictable is somebody had a basic one model fits all idea. If there is a need. Lets keep a eye on this eye thing Robert Byers
Does the title of the OP really claim that human and squid eyes arose from the same gene 500my ago? Surprised Nick's not been by to proclaim how dumb we all are. Mung
OT: Surprising species shake-up discovered - May 8, 2014 Excerpt: Decades of scientific studies document the fraying of ecosystems and a grim tally of species extinctions due to destroyed habitat, pollution, climate change, invasives and overharvesting.,,, Gotelli, a professor in UVM's biology department, with colleagues from Saint Andrews University, Scotland, and the University of Maine, re-examined data from one hundred long-term monitoring studies done around the world—polar regions to the tropics, in the oceans and on land. They discovered that the number of species in many of these places has not changed much—or has actually increased. Now wait a minute. A global extinction crisis should show up in declining levels of local biodiversity, right? That's not what the scientists found. Instead they discovered that, on average, the number of species recorded remained the same over time.,,, http://phys.org/news/2014-05-species-shake-up.html bornagain77
"Evolution is not entirely random. Natural selection is non-random (just don't ask us how that makes a difference given how NS is non-random)" :cool: "The Nature of Nature" has an essay titled : Molecular Convergence: Repeated Evolution or Repeated Designs?- the answer- repeated designs Joe
@OldArmy94 How is convergent evolution supposed to work, exactly? Why do so many things seem to evolve extraordinarily rapidly during the Cambrian, for example, yet get slower in proceeding epochs such as the one we're in now? VunderGuy
*Sigh* More of the same old evolution is the same except when it is different nonsense. Convergent evolution is one the most absurd playthings in the Darwinian's contrived box of toys. OldArmy94

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