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Argument from artificial selection Frank, Mark Jul 04, 2007
Jerry
I am totally in sympathy with your views, but I think you oversimplify the argument from artificial selection. I am pretty sure that any sophisticated IDist (including Behe) would argue that the range of phenotypes we can achieve through breeding are the result of recombination i.e. they take advantage of variety that is already present - not mutation. Is there any evidence of artificial selection taking advantage of mutations?
Incidentally is not also a bit unfair to choose dogs? I believe I read somewhere that they are unique or very unusual as a species in the range of phenotypes that have been created through artificial selection - most, maybe all, other species are less pliabe.

Mark