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Classic 'test case' for Darwin's theory

Posted on Friday, 31 August, 2007 | Comment icon 2 comments


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"For more than a century it has been cited as the quintessential example of Darwinism in action."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Ravinar on 31 August, 2007, 21:24
another creationists argument bits the dust
Comment icon #2 Posted by jdlsmith on 1 September, 2007, 7:43
No... here's the situation. Key: Peppered moth color gene's are similar to A = Black, a = white. Black peppered moth would therefore be AA. Typical peppered moth would be Aa or aA. White peppered moth would be aa. (in reality it's probably a multiple so that the genes we're talking about would be AaBbCC to get 'pepper' or something like that, similar to hair color in humans, but not having studied the reproductive results I can't be any more accurate than simply using it as one gene) Now, we assume we have a mixed population. Many are Aa or aA (can't really tell ) and some will be AA or aa. Gi... [More]


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