1. General Term: Genetic Mutations
Genetic Mutations Changes between or within chromosomes that may alter an organisms
phenotype , giving it greater or lesser advantage in the process of natural
2. Divine Action Topic: Ellis, George F.R. Quantum Theory and the Macrosc...
the eye) and processes (e.g.
genetic mutations expressed in the organism); coherent implementation of
micro-effects; essentially quantum effects at the macrolevel (e.g.,
superconductivity); and quantum entanglement (e.g. Bose-Einstein
3. Divine Action Topic: Peacocke, Arthur. Biological Evolution - A Positi...
Chance characterizes both mutations in DNA (types
1a and/or 2), and the relation between genetic mutation and the adaptation of
progeny (type 1b). Chance in turn was elevated to a metaphysical principle by
Jacques Monod, who rejected
4. Evolution Topic: Natural Selection as a Creative Process
of the eye. Such genetic units gradually accumulated,
eventually leading to the highly complex and efficient vertebrate
eye. Natural selection can account for the rise and spread of
genetic constitutions, and therefore of types of
5. Divine Action Topic: Birch, Charles. Neo-Darwinism, Self-organization,...
the problem of deleterious
mutations, subtleties concerning the role of chance, the genetic assimilation
of environmental effects, influences on natural selection by modification of
the environment, and both neutral and punctuated theories of
6. Divine Action Topic: Haught, John F. Darwins Gift to Theology."
such as genetic mutations , signal the inbreaking of the new creation, that
necessity is an expression of Gods faithfulness, and that the arrival of the
divine Novum endows the world
with its temporality.
7. Divine Action Topic: Peacocke, Arthur. Chance and Law in Irreversible ...
mechanisms underlying genetic mutations .
Though agreeing with him
this far, Peacocke challenges both Monods generalization of the role of chance
from the context of evolution to include all of human culture, and his
8. Evolution Topic: Natural Selection as an Opportunistic Process
and the randomly arising mutations.
But natural selection does not anticipate the environments of
the future; drastic environmental changes may be insuperable to
organisms that were previously thriving.
Adaptation to a given environment may
9. Genetics Topic: Ethical Challenges in a Post Genome Era
Is a Delayed Genetic Twin a Replicate?
Absence of mitochondrial DNA
The Danger of Extreme Nationalism
Different Views of Safety and