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Comment author: ChristianKl 14 December 2014 08:24:31PM 0 points [-]

If I do genetic engineering to change around a few genes I'm engaging in human design but I still have evolution.

The NIH definition of biological evolution is:

The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.

Comment author: [deleted] 14 December 2014 08:35:11PM 0 points [-]

No, you will have it after the changes are shown to be in the next few generations. And corporations aren't biological objects. If you apply the term to them, re-define it.