>>99205577>Adaption is the correct term for something like this.>adaptation: • Biology a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment:
Adaptation is a very general category of changes. Evolution is a subset. The mechanisms of homeostasis are another. The hypothetical magic buildup may be most analogous to bioaccumulation of contaminants. You belaboring of this point is like this: Suppose I call a 1986 Cadillac Sedan DeVille a car. You reply that no, it's not a car, it's a thing. See the issue?>which was of course, my point.
This is what I came to the thread to reply to: >>99204125>When youre talking about inherited changes happening across generations yes it's an incredibly short amount of time
To which I replied that no, that's plenty of time for inherited changes across generations to produce big changes, with a reference to the speed of domestication. Evolution by way of strong selective pressures was an example to contradict your point, not a claim that the supposed magic buildup was a result of strong selective pressure.>Okay so because there isn't yet a direct refutation of your point in the show any point you make is valid?
Again, you have it backwards. Since we don't have a clear understanding of magic in the setting, we can't rule out the proposition based on in-show stuff. Again, I'm not claiming that it has to be true, I'm claiming that the claim that it CAN'T be true is unsupported.