On 14 Jun 1995, Eirikur Sigurdsson wrote:
> In <3rmlb8$i5u at cronkite.ocis.temple.edu> gold at astro.ocis.temple.edu (Bert Gold)
>> >I am struck by the issue of what the driver is behind evolution.
> >That is, what drives variation sufficiently to propel selection into
> >being a creative process.
>> There is no driver behind evolution by natural selection. It is not a
> creative process. If you have variation, heredity and different rate of
> reproduction you get......NATURAL SELECTION.
>Is natural selection sufficient to explain progressive evolution, or is
there something about the structure of the genome that enables the latter?
-Dick Gordon, U.Manitoba[Jun14,95]