Re: Origins of VFTs

Barry Meyers-Rice (
Mon, 20 Jun 94 15:39:41 MST

>I'm not saying that it happened all at once--but such an unusual
>occurrence (meteor radiation) may likely have triggered mutations that

As I said before, there is no such thing. You want cosmic rays? You got em.
You want terrestrial radiation from granite and rare metal sources? You
got em. But meteor radiation?---that dog won't hunt!

What about the possibility of mutation from errors in DNA replication?
This must be an effect at some level---the fact that Down's syndrome
increases in likelihood for older maternal parents in humans supports
the possibility of this kind of effect.