Re: OT: A Republican!!!!!! (was Re: OT: sponge burning!)
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On 03/15/07 16:25, Mark Kent wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 09:21:23AM -0500, Kent West wrote:
>> Mark Kent wrote:
>>> Which is the whole point, isn't it. The only important grouping here is
>>> that which can breed. Those which die off can *no longer* breed, so the
>>> improvement is in the *next generation* which have fewer of the
>>> defective or no longer useful gene/genetic characteristics.
>> Bingo!! The extinction event resulted in "fewer ... gene/genetic
> Doh! It does *not* say that, it says fewer of the *defective*
> characteristics - the number of genes *does not change*, merely their
> Gods you need to learn some science.
If the individuals who carry gene Z all die out, then that gene is gone.
That does *not* mean that there are fewer chromosomal pairs.
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