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By John H. Campbell, J. William Schopf

This try represents the court cases of a symposium by means of the heart for the examine of Evolution and the foundation of existence on the collage of California, la in March, 1993. Six prime evolutionists talk about the creativity of the evolutionary approach.

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Fitch and E.  . Can it, then, be thought improbable, seeing that variations useful to man have undoubtedly occurred, that other variations useful in some way to each being in the great and complex battle of life, should sometimes occur in the course of thousands of generations? If such do occur, can we doubt (remembering that more individuals are born than can possibly survive) that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?

Author : Schopf, J. William publisher : Jones ? Evolution (Biology)--Congresses, Human evolution--Congresses. C75 1994eb ddc : 575 subject : Evolution (Biology)--Congresses, Human evolution--Congresses. Page i Creative Evolution?! Edited By John H. Campbell J. William Schopf Page ii Editorial, Sales, and Customer Service Offices Jones and Bartlett Publishers One Exeter Plaza Boston, MA 02116 1-800-832-0034 1-617-859-3900 Jones and Bartlett Publishers International PO Box 1498 London W6 7RS England Copyright © 1994 by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.

Natural selection has produced in two steps bacterial cells resistant to streptomycin and not requiring histidine for growth. The probability of the two mutational events happening in the same bacterium is of about four in ten million billion (1 x 10-8 x 4 x 10-8 = 4 x 10-16) cells. An event of such low probability is unlikely to occur even in a large laboratory culture of bacterial cells. With natural selection, cells having both properties are the common result. The Typing Monkeys Critics have sometimes alleged as evidence against Darwin's theory of evolution examples showing that random processes cannot yield meaningful organized outcomes.

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