Posted: Aug 07, 2013 8:12 pm
by Rumraket
Arthur Methoxy wrote:Try this then:

"it would not be a successful adaptation if a bacterium grew a polar bears' foot, even if the bacterium is found in the same environment as a polar-bear"

That's because the bacterium isn't a bear feeding on walrus, seal, whales and which need to dig caves and tunnels in ice and swim large distances across open arctic ocean to find food and potential mates. In so far as these criteria are satisfied, the polar bear's foot is clearly an advantageous trait compared to a "normal" bear foot or no foot at all.

Arthur Methoxy wrote:hence there are no innate successful adaptations, as modern theory states (see quote).

The modern theory doesn't state this. Your claim is false.