Conventional wisdom alert: Evolution just happens, man

Apr 15, 2013 Full story: IBM

Guess what? Evolution evolves : Princeton scientists looking at a group of proteins that help cells burn energy found something else -- evidence that evolutionary changes don't take place gradually and randomly under pressure from natural selection.

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#1 Apr 15, 2013
Oddly not surprising at all. We know many species exhibit direct influence over their own breeding, and thus steer their evolutionary steps as a result, also that chemicals can often exhibit what is best described as "intelligence," for the lay-person; it's really far more complicated but the article writer did a decent job of summarizing it, I think.

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#2 May 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Oddly not surprising at all. We know many species exhibit direct influence over their own breeding, and thus steer their evolutionary steps as a result, also that chemicals can often exhibit what is best described as "intelligence," for the lay-person; it's really far more complicated but the article writer did a decent job of summarizing it, I think.
Thanks for posting this KK. I had missed it previously. Looks like I will have to dig up what they have published for a little light reading.

It's funny how researchers have to qualify their findings so blatantly these days to keep the work from being misused.

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