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Well, you already mentioned it. Random mutagenesis (with UV or chemical mutagens) targets the entire genome and you select the organism for certain traits. In a directed evolution experiment, you are just targeting a gene or a group of genes. With the progress of synthetic biology, it might be possible to synthesize small genomes (already shown by Craig ...


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The flaw in his argument, from what I can see in your quotes, is to equate evolution to natural selection. Natural selection was never proposed to explain all evolution, nor how advantageous traits arise, but was proposed to explain how advantageous traits spread. Ultimately, why adaptation is so prevalent? The modern theory of evolution is so much more ...



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