Randomness and evolution or More BS from TSZ
Allan Miller has a post titled Randomness and evolution. He sez:
Here’s a simple experiment one can actually try. Take a bag of M&M’s, and without peeking reach in and grab one. Eat it. Then grab another and return it to the bag with another one, from a separate bag, of the same colour. Give it a shake. I guarantee (and if you tell me how big your bag is I’ll have a bet on how long it’ll take) that your bag will end up containing only one colour. Every time. I can’t tell you which colour it will be, but fixation will happen.Umm if someone is choosing what color to put into the first bag from the second bag, then that is a form of artificial selection.
Guess what? If you only have one bag of M&Ms, and eat one every minute until there is only one left, eventually you will also end up with only one color. Amazing!
He goes on to say:
This models the simple population process of Neutral Drift. Eating is death, duplication is reproduction, and the result is invariably a change in frequencies, right through to extinction of all but one type.
But if reproduction = duplication, there goes evolution!
But anyway, these chumps don't understand selection- with natural selection there isn't any selecting going on. Natural selection is just the elimination of the less fit- Mayr.