Natural Selection never creates any new genes

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Natural Selection never creates any new genes
Mar 27, 2014

Let's be clear about this guys, Natural Selection never creates or contributes any new genes to the genome.

Many here have appealed to Natural Selection in order to claim that Evolution is not a random process but rather is guided by Natural Selection. Yet if you take any example of Natural Selection-be it Peppered Moths, Galapagos Finches, Antibiotic resistance, or Fainting goats-NS never created those traits. They were already present in the population before NS occurred. NS just shifts the ratio of available traits.

The bottom line is that NS can only cull away less favourable traits already present in the population. It never creates. If a trait is absent in the population, NS won't create it.

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