Adaptation that can be properly characterized as "mimicry" in plants is 
indicative of some mechanism or force that cannot be accounted for 
within the current domain of evolutionary philosophy.  My belief is that 
the science of evolution cannot accomodate or explain the gradual 
development of complex subsystems that confer no adaptive advantage to 
the organism before they are wholly in place and fully functional.

In the case of plants which mimic an aphid infestation, it is not 
possible for any isolated individual characteristic of the multiple 
adaptive changes required to begin "mimicing", to give these plants any 
higher level of "fitness".  For example, "aphid"-like stem growths may 
consist of several changes at the tissue level of the plant to 
effectively serve as "aphid" mimics.  Disruption of the regularly smooth 
deposition of phloem and epidermal tissue layers must take place, to 
mimic the irregular shape of aphids attached to the plant stem.  
Subsequently, the irregular tissue must assume contrasting pigmentation 
to complete the hoax.  Neither feature is useful as a "mimic" 
independent of the other.

Since neither feature independent of the other provides the plant with 
any evolutionary advantage, any motivating cause for such changes is 
lacking, and there is nothing to support the idea that the plants 
developed these features through adaptive evolution.

Mij Ebaboc

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