Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Explaining Evolutionary Complexity In The Form of Haiku

The basic principle
Complexity that
Aids the survival of genes
Is passed to offspring

A mechanism
Gene duplication
Increases the size of the
Genetic code's length

The genes for smelling
Are dupes of a single gene
Aiding survival

No free lunch
An environment
Where there's an unused resource
Can be exploited

To digest nylon
The bacteria evolved
Gaining a free lunch

Irreducible Complexity
An I.C. system
Means there is no going back
Such systems evolve

A mutation that
Was merely advantageous
Can become vital

What does complexity mean anyway?
Is it more complex
To be born with a tail?
This needs explaining

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