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2 April 2009

“The Old Enigma,” Part 3 of 3

Michael J Behe

Dear Readers, This post continues directly from Part 2. Second, the authors assume that, in the absence of phenotypic mutations, the first genotypic mutation would be strictly neutral. That is, the selection coefficient for the first mutation is very, very close to zero. It turns out that this is a critical feature. If the first mutation were slightly […]

1 April 2009

“The Old Enigma,” Part 2 of 3

Michael J Behe

Dear Readers, This post continues directly from Part 1. Koonin is clearly very impressed with the new paper, which he calls “brilliant” and “a genuinely important work that introduces a new and potentially major mechanism of evolution…” His enthusiasm is a good indication that the problem is a major one, and that no other papers exist […]