Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:32 pm
by Rumraket
scherado wrote:
Rumraket wrote:
scherado wrote:
Rumraket wrote:
So what do you think is missing from what we know about the propagation of genes in order to be able infer the common descent of humans and gorillas? ...

Sorry for the delay.

What I meant by, "more fundamental questions," is this: We have a fine understanding of inheritance mechanism(s), but, the question remains, how the bleep did such a mechanism come into existence, that is, what is the origin?

I don't know but that is completely irrelevant to the question of common ancestry. ...

Yes you don't know, that's correct. I asked how the inheritance mechanism came into existence. Plainly, clearly
I will type very slowly in the off-chance that it will help: How did the inheritance mechanism originate?

I don't know. Nobody knows. It's being investigated.

Now, what has that got to do with common descent?