Re: Evolution and Thermodynamics

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Posted by Chris Bauch ( on December 09, 2002 at 14:58:24:

In Reply to: Re: Evolution and Thermodynamics posted by Mike Morgan on December 08, 2002 at 00:28:48:

hi mike,

thanks for your comments on the evolution post. the question is a very good one, and difficult to address. i'mt not sure i can give a satisfying answer. the current theory is that these more specialized organisms could exploit certain habitats more effectively than the more basic types of organisms, and hence the more specialized organisms were successful and multiplied. so, essentially, competition pressure makes nature 'experiment' with new forms of life, and some of these new life forms are able to compete successfully and survive.

however, as to why these forces produced the particular forms of life we see on this earth, no one can give a good answer. on other earth-like planets, would there be whales and puma? we don't know.

hope that helps,


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