The Long Terms Effects of Evolution...Take a Chance

Daniel Key daniel at all-keys.demon.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 10:26:22 EST 1997

Jabriol <jabriol at cris.com> wrote in article
<66q9lm$1rm at examiner.concentric.net>...
>  > Jabriol, some diseases are just mutations.  Hemophilia is a perfect
>  > example.  Like most mutations, hemophilia reduces the selection
> of
>  > a person who carries it.  It is a recessive trait, which means that it
>  > will manifest in one quarter of the children of a person who is
>  > heterozygous for the allele.  Diseases, and anything else, are not
>  > *caused* by evolution.  Evolution is an effect, not a cause.  A
> so we would say Hemophilia is genetic...
> some illnesses are cause by outside influence.. viral or bacterial..
> what is the ourside cause of hemophilia?

The (original) outside cause of hemophilia was probably a stray gamma ray,
if it had one, it could have just been an internal genetic copying error. 

Daniel Key, UIN 2160337

"Watch where an enemy attacks you most, for it is his
own weakest point." Sun Tzu, The Art of War 

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