Re: A Further Note

Ronald Kephart (rkephart@OSPREY.UNF.EDU)
Fri, 2 Aug 1996 10:40:21 -0400

In message <19960801195714.AAA21830@LOCALNAME> Robert Snower writes:

> I think I am right that mutations would make no difference. They have no
> place to go. They would not change the relative gene frequencies in the
> gene pool as long as the mating was absolutely random beeause of the
> Hardy-Weinberg law. Ask a population geneticist--if you can find one. And
> let me know.

What do you mean, they have "no place to go"?? They can spread through the
population in various ways, thereby changing the gene frequencies of the
population and thereby creating "evolution" which is, precisely, change in gene

Ronald Kephart
University of North Florida