Kevin Quinn


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“Whatever happens, happens because of the genes themselves.”

I agree, but isn't there much more to it than that?

In other words, the behavior of genes themselves will dominate, until and unless a meteor crashes into the planet, thereby introducing massive evolutionary chaos and entropy due to a cocktail of forces that destroy some species while placing immense evolutionary pressure on all. This would be accompanied by immense radiation that acts as both an accelerant and randomizer that injects both leapfrogging and gaps in otherwise linear genetic evolution.

I believe your model accommodates this, but it doesn't seem to highlight it.

If true, the outcome of such “catastrophic destructive radioactive events” could be far more profound and genetically-defining than the eons of more calm and consistent mostly-linear genetic evolution itself.

The behavior and response of genes is always defining, of course, but when acted upon by immense outside entropic force, that force itself seems to be more defining the behavior of the genes.

The role of “catastrophic cosmic radioactive events” (large meteors) gets me halfway to explaining things like saw sharks and hammerhead sharks (which otherwise seem designed). But if multiple catastrophic events occurred, as evidence suggests, then evolutionary outcomes would indeed be so disparate that they might have the appearance of having been designed, while in reality, they were just repeatedly and substantially disrupted and catalyzed over millennia to force into existence the miraculous variants we see all around us today.

I have long wondered why (it seems) that absolutely no one has postulated significant theories around the role of repeated disruption over the pace and degree of mutation caused by mostly cosmic-induced catastrophic/radioactive events on this planet over the millennia.

Even so, it seems like the multiple Indian Gods theory is one worth holding onto as a back up as efficiently explains it all.