Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 1
Bryan: You persist in misreading the question, and what is being said. I'm not asking for "examples of evolution" as you state, I'm asking for examples that counter what Grasse wrote:

Grasse quote: “Facts are facts; no new broad organizational plan has appeared for several hundred million years, and for an equally long period of time numerous species, animal as well as plant, have ceased evolving… At best, present evolutionary phenomena are simply slight changes of genotypes within populations, or substitution of an allele with a new one.”

I provided evidence that countered the bolded claim of Grasse. I did just as you asked. Do you see why I am frustrated? Apparently you are asking for a counter to one of the specific claims that Grasse made. You ask me to "spend more time focusing on the questions", while I think I understood the question completely. If your question was more accurate, we wouldn't be having this problem.

Can I counter the claim of "no new broad organizational plans"? I don't understand what that phrase really means. Can you explain? But in general, evolution doesn't come up with plans.

Bryan: If this is still the "facts", I wonder why evolution seems to have worked it's way out of a job?

I'm not sure how to address this question.
A. There is plenty of evidence of Evolution in the past 100M years.
B. You personally believe in Evolution, yet you ask if it is out of a job.
C. Evolution is unguided, it doesn't have a job to lose.
D. Evolution is a natural process, nothing prevents it from working 'itself out of a job'

Bryan, I know we clash at times, but that shouldn't prevent us from discussing this professionally. I'll try to do better on my part.
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.