No More RM+NSone paper explained:
The resulting mutants provide appropriate variants for selection by the stress involved, thus accelerating evolution with minimal random damage to the genome.
Note the word appropriate, for it is key. It means that the genetic variants that are created are not random with respect to the threat. Instead, they have a far greater probability of enhancing the organism’s ability to deal with the environmental challenge.
Now follow-on research indicates that these mutagenic mechanisms are essentially the same in all living cells. Therefore these mutagenic mechanisms, which target mutations in response to environmental challenges, must have arisen very early in evolutionary history. As the paper explains:
Unique metabolic reactions to a particular environmental stress apparently target specific genes for increased rates of transcription and mutation, resulting in higher mutation rates for those genes most likely to solve the problem.
These findings contradict evolution’s prediction that mutations are random with respect to need and sometimes just happen to occur in the right place at the right time. Instead, evolution created mechanisms which directly respond to future threats. These mechanisms would, themselves, bring about evolution. In other words, evolution creates evolution. That’s incredible.