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From: Kenneth Van Oost <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: Callouses and Kings
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> > Callouses would not evolve all of a piece, but gradually; but what
> > you're REALLY missing here is dermatological understanding.
> > Animals (including us) can develop callouses anywhere there is
> > chafing on the skin; it's built into the dermis; the only modification
> > needed is one that permits such growth in the absence of
> > stimulation, and that mutation could happen anywhere, and only
> > stick where it was useful and selected for.
> Just a few minor observations,
> << I just wonder how slow such a selection process works !!
> I mean, if one variation permits an organism to substain the hazzards
> of its life better, wouldn 't it be logical to presume that such a
> were selected much faster and get passed down to the offspring far
> more easier !?
> Why waiting for a million years or more !?
> It seems very unlikely to me that Nature would create, so to speak,
> an animal and than realise, damn I forgot the kneecaps !
> Well, no problema, I ' ve got time and wait another million years !?
> And a gradually evolution sounds to me like calluses had to fight for
> their rightful place. And why, have we, as humans, still calluses on our
> feet and no longer on our hands if supposingly we walked this earth on
> all fours for a million years !?
> Why is Nature slow with the camel and ' fast ' with us !?
> Why does this system works gradual faster in dismissing a variation
> than in creating one !?
> Or, in the case of the calluses on our hands which disappeared, would
> the more faster memetic evolution count for the beginning of the
> of that variation !?
> ( I am, because we are) no elephants
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