Re: mosaic evolution

H. M. Hubey (
26 Nov 1995 21:29:45 -0500

Alex Duncan <> writes:

>humans from ape-like hominoids is another. In fact, the fossil record
>speaks to us very clearly about this issue in regard to hominid
>evolution, and what it says is that hominids evolved in mosaic fashion,
>through the gradual accumulation of human-like traits.

All the traits slowly evolving simultaneously as in the
way differential or difference equations model them
or one at a time serially?

>In other words, using the fossil record as our guide, there is no reason
>to assume that all human-like features appeared at once, and in fact

Did she say all at once?


So were all the traits simultaneously and slowly evolving
or did they occur serially one after another?

>there are very good reasons to assume otherwise. Your insistence on a
>"one-size-fits-all" hypothesis is ridiculuous in light of what we know
>about the way evolution happens.

One-size-fits-all or one cause and one life-style that gives
a good reason to assume all the changes were slowly occurring

Are you claiming that they occurred serially or together?


Regards, Mark