gebreab Posted September 1, 2012 Share Posted September 1, 2012 Hi I am new, I just had a question on my mind, and after searching google for a while I couldn't find an answer. I was hoping someone on this forum might be able to help. edit: before you read, i dont mean this to be anti-religion or anti-science, i am not implying anything by my question! So, the question I have is about random mutation. I just don't really understand how a gene can randomly mutate and have new traits? or alleles? however it works?? so what has always bothered me is the idea that at one point in our history on earth there were lots of creatures, but none of them had bones. so what i dont get is how through natural selection and random mutation did we end up with bones? my brother always says over time... but what i mean is, how can even the first step toward bones take place? was bones already available in dna but not used? was bones created? i guess the core of my misunderstanding is that how can a mutation in coding(i think) create something that has never existed before? how does it have the knowledge? or how can the code be so powerful that it can create what has never existed? Does this mean that the code or dna can create anything? if it can create bones and muscles and all this stuff then does that mean it can really create anything givin the time? and how can it do this? where does its knowlege come from? or how does the power in the code, mixing the a t g c up exist? do scientist know if dna already had this blueprint already stored up? like potential energy? waiting to be expressed? or did longer codes and more time end up with more creations of complex things. I hope someone can discuss with me because I like the idea of evolution, it makes sense to me. but there are some things that i cant really make sense of. Please lend me your thoughts, Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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