Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id LAA00289 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Sat, 14 Apr 2001 11:42:58 +0100 Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 11:34:54 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Determinism Message-ID: <20010414113454.C1365@reborntechnology.co.uk> References: <3AD60367.20863.5AD028@localhost>; <20010413092838.A1002@reborntechnology.co.uk> <3AD724C2.20889.70FBE@localhost> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <3AD724C2.20889.70FBE@localhost>; from email@example.com on Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 04:09:38PM -0500 From: Robin Faichney <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 04:09:38PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> On 13 Apr 2001, at 9:28, Robin Faichney wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 07:35:03PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > > > Yes, it is more likely that six-toed people will be born than
> > six- > headed ones, partly because the latter would not survive to >
> > reproduce (at least not with me! ;~)), but also partly because of >
> > morphological constraints.
> > Morphology doesn't constrain mutation any more than selection does.
> > Morphology doesn't even exist at the point of chromosome damage. What
> > is constrained is development. What survives to be born is a poor
> > indication of what mutated in the gonads.
> That's true, but some mutated instructions simply cannot be
> morphologically carried out in gestation. In such cases, the
> embryo or fetus is naturally aborted, or is stillborn.
Which was precisely my point. So what's your's?
-- Robin Faichney Get your Meta-Information from http://www.ii01.org (CAUTION: contains philosophy, may cause heads to spin)
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