[LMB] OT: Genetics & Culture

Walter Bushell proto at panix.com
Fri Nov 17 13:24:47 GMT 2017

> On Nov 16, 2017, at 7:50 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 7:34 PM, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
>> No contradiction. If we hadn’t had a good source of vitamin C, the mutation
>> that caused the inability to synthesize it, would have been lost.
> Yes, but we didn't lose it BECAUSE OF its presence.  It was possible for
> the loss to occur because of that, but it was not the cause.

True, but if something provides no advantage for long enough it will disappear.
Making Vitamin C takes energy at least and is a survival disadvantage when
it is provided copiously by diet.

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