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Question for the Biologists

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Question for the Biologists

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Does evolutionary adaptation demonstrate a tendency toward increasing complexity? Is there a large consensus in the academic community regarding this topic? Please feel free to elaborate as extensively as you wish. I have only a rudimentary understanding of the specific mechanics of recent theories.
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From what I have read and understand, adaptation and evolution have no directional goal, which complexity implies.Complexity in what way? Morphology? Ecosystems?Remember...I am NOT a biologist, so I cannot offer much by way of a definitive answer or comment on current consensus in the field.Mr. P. The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.The pain in hell has two sides. The kind you can touch with your hand; the kind you can feel in your heart...Scorsese's "Mean Streets"I came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy PiperEdited by: misterpessimistic  at: 4/30/05 2:43 pm
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