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In the News Apple and Linux are engaged in battle a battle to win over disgruntled Windows users. But who will win, and what will the consequences be for the loser? The most commonly held belief amongst Apple and Linux fanboys is that both factions are engaged in some kind of a war with Microsoft. The truth is that if you look at the market share figure for Windows, Mac and Linux, both Mac OS and all the Linux distros that have ever been released are dwarfed by Windows.
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steviant
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2006-01-11

"Also, why has the so-called evolution stopped?"

What on earth makes you think that evolution has stopped? You don't have the perspective to say that because your lifetime is a fraction of a twinkle of a blink of an eye in evolutionary terms.

The time since the discovery of evolution is not even anywhere near long enough conclusively confirm Darwin's theory of evolution, so I don't see how anyone can conclusively deny Darwin's theory of evolution or confirm it, nor suggest that evolution has "stopped".

What we can say is that there is considerably more evidence in support of Darwin's theory than there is to debunk it. Many transitional fossils have been discovered more-or-less exactly "when", and "as" predicted based on fossils from predecessor and successor species. DNA was predicted before it was discovered (as touched on by another poster).

In the event that human evolution has slowed, history suggests that like aligators, elephants, sharks and other species that seem to have slowed to an evolutionary crawl, we no longer have to worry about being 'negative-selected' to be removed from the gene pool by predators. As a species, we may have found our niche, as it were.

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