Posted: Aug 11, 2013 6:51 am
by MrFungus420
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"

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

Modern theory does not state that.

A successful adaptation is one that is beneficial (i.e. helps it to survive) to the animal that has it.