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Forum: Sciences 03-09-2006, 03:36 PM
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One of the keys precepts of evolution is that of...

One of the keys precepts of evolution is that of balanced populations of offspring. It may take six Bubbi to bring two offspring to breeding age, but only two Armanis.

The efficiency of the Armanis...
Forum: Sciences 03-09-2006, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Tenspace
And that's the exact point of sexual selection. ...

And that's the exact point of sexual selection. The guy with the Armani suit is (in our culture, anyway) a better-qualified mate than the guy in the wifebeater and Wranglers. Although the Bubba may...
Forum: Sciences 03-08-2006, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Tenspace
. Sexual selection is rampant - do you see a...

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Sexual selection is rampant - do you see a difference between the peacock's tail and a dude in an Armani suit? ;)

Selection pressures, especially in the case of this report, are coming from not...
Forum: Sciences 03-08-2006, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Tenspace
Evolution has always been about populations. Our...

Evolution has always been about populations. Our target population is no longer America, or the Congo, or the Galapagos, but the entire planet, thanks to communication and transportation.
Forum: Sciences 03-08-2006, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Tenspace
Here's an excellent paper providing some of the...

Here's an excellent paper providing some of the first results from the HapMap project:

In this study, we use newly available, dense, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data from the International...
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