To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
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25-08-2013, 08:43 PM
To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
I'm pretty sure it is.

Anyway.

About 15 years ago, I taught myself a behavior. I was a sprinter in HS... a good one... I taught myself to walk on my toes because it builds calf muscles and fast twitch fibers; likewise, it reinforces proper sprinting form.

In short, if you want to be a good sprinter, you have to run on your toes.

I started training for sprinting in the 7th grade, and by the time I got to be a freshman, I had immaculate form. It pretty much became second nature to me to walk on my toes... so much so, I don't even notice myself doing it. I still do it to this day.

I learned this behavior and reprogrammed my brain and apparently my genes.

My genes say that walking on toes provides an advantage and it needs to be passed along.

BOTH of my children walk on their toes. This is something that was never shown to them or taught to them... heck, even if I tried to teach them, they would have been too young to understand - as they both started doing it a short time after they learned to walk.

Now, to me, it's like "duh evolution" but I'm curious how a YEC would explain this.

Ideas?

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25-08-2013, 09:14 PM
RE: To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
It could be, except that in young children toe walking is common.

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25-08-2013, 09:24 PM
RE: To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
(25-08-2013 08:43 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  I'm pretty sure it is.

Anyway.

About 15 years ago, I taught myself a behavior. I was a sprinter in HS... a good one... I taught myself to walk on my toes because it builds calf muscles and fast twitch fibers; likewise, it reinforces proper sprinting form.

In short, if you want to be a good sprinter, you have to run on your toes.

I started training for sprinting in the 7th grade, and by the time I got to be a freshman, I had immaculate form. It pretty much became second nature to me to walk on my toes... so much so, I don't even notice myself doing it. I still do it to this day.

I learned this behavior and reprogrammed my brain and apparently my genes.

My genes say that walking on toes provides an advantage and it needs to be passed along.

BOTH of my children walk on their toes. This is something that was never shown to them or taught to them... heck, even if I tried to teach them, they would have been too young to understand - as they both started doing it a short time after they learned to walk.

Now, to me, it's like "duh evolution" but I'm curious how a YEC would explain this.

Ideas?

As Moms said, this is common in children.

You are describing inheritance of acquired characteristics which does not happen.
This is Lamarckism and completely false. NOT EVOLUTION.

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25-08-2013, 09:26 PM
RE: To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
Subconscious mimickery? Maybe your kids watched you, pre walking phase and when it was time to walk they copied your actions?
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25-08-2013, 09:30 PM
RE: To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
Hey isn't walking a learned behavior?
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25-08-2013, 09:34 PM
RE: To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
I dunno. I'm pretty flat footed, my three yr old prances around on his toes all day long. It is pretty cute though.

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26-08-2013, 05:01 AM
RE: To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
I don't like to think of myself as a toe walker. I prefer "Digitigrade"[1].

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitigrade

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26-08-2013, 06:00 AM
RE: To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
Kids like walking on their toes. Its common like mom said. Heck,i walked on my toes till i was 9 and saw no1 did it. And learned behaviour does not pass in genes

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26-08-2013, 07:24 AM
RE: To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
Thanks for the info, guys. Thumbsup

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26-08-2013, 07:33 AM
RE: To a YEC, would this be considered "micro-evolution"?
(26-08-2013 07:24 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  Thanks for the info, guys. Thumbsup

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