How Brown Evolved into Black

Perry Marshall has challenged evolutionists to show how it is possible to evolve the word Brown into the word Black without ending up with a nonsensical word.

I have accepted his challenge and will show how it is possible using only the sorts of mutations observed in nature.

1. Brown

2. Blown
A mutation causes the 'r' to change into 'l'

3. Block
A double mutation causes the 'w' and 'n' to become 'c' and 'k'
Double mutations have been observed to occur.


4. Black
The letter 'o' becomes 'a'

Now, keep in mind that this would not happen in his random mutation generator because it uses only muation instead of natural selection. It does not take into account the fact that mutations can become fixed in a population, nor that bad mutations are 'filtered out' by natural selection. It also does not recognize that words are different from DNA since DNA uses 4 letters while our alphabet is composed of 26 letters.

3 comments:

drive1 said...

BROWN
BLOWN
BLOWS
BLOCS
BLOCK
BLACK

No need for double mutations. Yay! God loses.

AIGBusted said...

You're an IQ point or two ahead of me. ; )

Bryan said...

I wrote my own web based random character mutation generator and after 12788 mutations I had gone from Brown to BlacK.

Brown
Blown
Blob!
BLab!
Blab!
Black

The application an results are here --> Mutate