18th September 2006 - 10:43 PM
Interesting article Physfan.
I wonder if the gene jumping is viable for species other than fruit flies?
Still don't subscribe to Darwin tho!
The problem I have with evolutionary theory, is, that if adaptations come about because they aid the survival of a species, then why does a dairy cow produce more milk than is needed for one calf?
Surely this would be a disadvantage, as producing extra milk is taxing for the cow, and not the best way to stay alive. There is no adavantage for the cow that I can perceive.
Even if humans selected the highest producing cows and bred from them to create todays dairy herds, you still can't turn a beef type cow into a dairy cow with selective breeding.
A dairy cow is basically a stomach on legs, which is designed to produce milk efficiently, whereas a beef cow is a large muscled animal which produces a small quantity of milk, and a larger quantity of meat. [Also a dairy cow is a quiet, biddable animal, and a beef cow is often harder to handle.]
Rather convenient for us, tho,isn't it?
I must add at this point I am not religious or an ID er. Though parts of the theory hold appeal for me.