Proposed Dog Experiment
As a follow up to my last post on Richard Dawkins, Michael Behe and dog breeding, I propose an experiment to see what random mutation and natural selection can do. Let's take 1000 domesticated dogs of all different breeds and put them in an enclosed space (perhaps Richard Dawkins would volunteer his home and backyard?) and let them breed naturally for 20 years. My prediction: we would end up with a lot of very similar looking mutts. Natural selection would do away with all the remarkable variety that so delighted Dawkins.
Next experiment: same as above, but put them in an enclosed but natural environment and put in 1000 wolves with the 1000 domesticated dogs. My prediction? 1000 dead mutts. 1000 well fed wolves.
Well, perhaps I exagerate. For a while, you might also have some very shell-shocked Pekingese bitches giving birth to some very wolf looking pups.
Viva natural selection!