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So you're comparing vampire ass magic to searching for an answer
Seriously? It's not the same thing, not even close, my friend. NOCTURNAL is a fictional rave-up of an obvious question -- how do incremental mutations account for a massive behavioral shift like the boxer crab's complex use of anemones for self defense. An instinct is arguably defined as a pre-programmed memory, and these critters are born with a memory of this complex task. That had to come from somewhere -- a change in behavior can result in immediate survival benefits, while gradual physical mutations are going to take much longer to provide incremental benefits that add up to a significant advantage. Therefore, if a) an animal can make a significant behavioral change to exploit an niche, and b) that behavioral change can be passed down to offspring, then you are looking at an immediate evolutionary advantage. So NOCTURNAL takes the fun leap that if animals can modify germ-line DNA to change the behavior of offspring, it should be possible to do the same for physical traits.
So if you're comparing a theoretical exercise like that to suddenly deciding that vampires sparkle or cans of fake peanut brittle can suddenly channel god to defeat an undefeatable Satan, then yeah, those are different things.