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Wells vs Mutant Mice

Postby ukantic » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:00 pm

By Ian Musgrave

Discovery Institute Fellow Jonathan Wells has for some time insisted that genes actually don't do much, and that mutations in genes cannot play a significant role in evolution. One aspect of this is his claim that mutations in genes play little role in cancer. If he can throw doubt on the ability of genetic mutation to produce cancer, then by implication genetic mutation is not a force in evolutionary biology, and cannot be sculpted by natural selection. I have written about genes, cancer and Jonathan Wells before showing that he is greatly mistaken. However, recently published work has provided yet more evidence for a central role of genetic mutation in cancer, and further demolishes (if that is possible) Wells's thesis [1,2,3,4].

http://www.talkreason.org/articles/mutant.cfm
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