Evolution and Chanc4

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Evolution and Chance ne of the recurring attacks on evolution comes from those who find the notion of random change distasteful. One of the more pernicious and persistent claims is Fred Hoyle's oft-quoted comment that accepting that evolution occurs by selection is like thinking that a 747 would result if a hurricane went through a junkyard [Hoyle 1981]. Some writers on evolutionary theory have not helped this misconception, although those who repeat it are remarkably resistant to correction on the actual claims made by scientific evolutionary theory. Others have dealt elsewhere with the exaggerated claims about Lamarckian inheritance, Hopeful Monsters, macromutation and dogs giving birth to cats. This is a brief philosophical discussion of the notion of randomness and chance in evolution. Conclusions of this FAQ Genetic changes do not anticipate a species' needs, and those changes may be unrelated to selection pressures on the species. Nevertheless, evolution is not fundamentally a random
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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