- Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:42 pm
The first step, Tajadas, should be to adjust your understanding of the term "many." That term does NOT mean "most," and could be substantially less than half as long as it is a subjectively large number. Many people live in North America, for example, but that population is a far cry from most (I just looked up some stats that put the figure below 5% of the world's population). So the question should be whether these is at least some support that some large and growing number of biologists now believe that inheritance can happen horizontally instead of just vertically as was previously considered the standard position.
To add to the evidence cited earlier in this thread, it may help to notice that the research described in the second and third paragraphs goes beyond one study and one organism. It seems that there are many different studies reaching similar conclusions, and those would presumably be conducted by multiple biologists. Even the last sentence of the first paragraph supports this, saying that there are numerous examples, again suggesting a growing number of researchers coming to these conclusions.
Can we prove that there is a large enough number that "many" is an appropriate descriptor? I don't think so, but as Jeremy said, that is holding the answer to too high a standard. We don't need proof, but only a suggestion.
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