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Sunday, October 12, 2003
Sorry, Stephen - if you're out there somewhere - it seems you were wrong...
The late Stephen Jay Gould wrote:
“Orchids manufacture their intricate devices from the common components of ordinary flowers, parts usually fitted for very different functions. If God had designed a beautiful machine to reflect his wisdom and power, surely he would not have used a collection of parts generally fashioned for other purposes. Orchids were not made by an ideal engineer; they are jury-rigged from a limited set of available components. Thus, they must have evolved from ordinary flowers.” (The Panda’s Thumb, New York: W. W. Norton, 1980, p. 20.)
Apparently not according to scientists at the New York Botanical Garden...
Like many great beauties, orchids are coy about their age. Scientist had long assumed that orchids were young in evolutionary terms. Most organisms start out simple and get gradually more complex over the course of evolution. Thus orchids, which can be extremely complex, appeared to be the late-evolving ingenues of the plant world. A scientist at The New York Botanical Garden, however, is challenging this view, using new molecular tools to ask a ladyslipper her age.
Thanks to Denyse O'Leary at By Design or By Chance for this link.
Another myth about to bite the dust?