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Future of evolution

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 03:07 pm
@rosborne979,
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I don't see how any morphological changes to an individual organism can possibly get reverse-translated into a corresponding change in the DNA of a sperm or egg.

Of a following generation? The cause of topoisomerase and other "forcing agents" to division and transcription of extra cellular DNA is now the topic of the studies they are doing. I dont understand it either but Im watching with interest.

spendius
 
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Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 05:32 pm
@farmerman,
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I dont understand it either but Im watching with interest.


Join the club.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 11:50 am
The future of evolution: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627616.600-darwinian-spacecraft-engine-to-last-twice-as-long.html
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After 100 generations, the GA spawned a geometry/voltage set that boosted the ion engine grid's lifetime to 5.1 years - at least in the simulator (Journal of Propulsion and Power, DOI: 10.2514/1.44358). Factors optimised included grid hole diameter, hole spacing and the thickness of the grids. The engine could be improved further, says Farnell, by evolving the other parts too.
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spooky24
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2016 10:08 am
@rosborne979,
No- but I know a great deal about it and challenge many of it's conclusions because they are made by foul-able humans. More than 40 major conclusions have been shown to be valueless and some simply faked for money.
I'll start with Piltdown Man then Java man and on and on.
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