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Good point. Genetics are MUCH more sensitive to change in information. Just look at the example we’ve been discussing: sickle cell anemia. How much of a change are we speaking of that induces this much of a detrimental change? Switching functions on and off at the right place at the right time in a cell (polymerases) are at times very critical. Without it, and other error checking functions, the copy error rate would be considerably much more. Point being; would you try to change how your computer works by randomly rearranging intimate internal functions? (even installation of certain programs or hardware may have unforeseeable difficulties, being incompatible with the current setup. Again, would you be willing to randomly rearrange the encoding on your antivirus program, and then be so bold as to go out onto a net area that is swarming with viruses?) 3/26/2003 10:26:54 AM  

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