In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.950615220253.16209C-100000 at luna>, "Vernon Lovic
(REH)" <lovic at luna.cas.usf.edu> wrote:
>> Hi all. I realize I am about to be the target of some flames, but here
> goes anyway.
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> No, I am not a creationist, I am just a disbeliever in evolution
> according to a lot of very basic ideas. Feel free to shed some light if
> you can.
It sounds as though you would find a book called "The Making of a Fly", by
Lawrence very interesting. The questions you are asking have perplexed
developmental biologists for some time now. In the last 20 years a great
deal of progress has been made in answering the question: How is a
'string' of information used to encode a 4 (3 + time) dimensional
developmental process? Frankly, I think these folks are way ahead of
evolutionary biologists in understanding this problem. Hope you enjoy it.