To: RoadGumby; GodGunsGuts
The team's findings might stir things up in the world of evolutionary biology. "It really goes against the grain because most of us have this Darwinian view of speciation," says Pagel. "What we're saying is that to think about natural selection as the cause of speciation is perhaps wrong."
Now they need to come up with an explanation of what causes speciation. This should be fun.....
posted on 12/10/2009 10:45:19 AM PST
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Perhaps wrong. Yes. Perhaps
posted on 12/10/2009 10:48:34 AM PST
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To: metmom; neverdem
I always thought it was reproductive isolation of a population that is the main factor in speciation (or in the production of sub-species, for that matter). But then again, I could be wrong...
posted on 12/10/2009 10:58:21 AM PST
(The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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