Thursday, June 15, 2006

Can't Hurt

I always enjoy a good restating of the logic of evolution, because it's just so darned beautiful and simple. PZ Meyers, in a post about shithead Coulter's latest yapping, lays out a lovely summary:
  • If heritable variation exists, (which, of course, it does)
  • if excess reproduction occurs, (also obviously true, or we'd be up to our ears in mice)
  • if variants differ in their likelihood of survival and reproduction, (a little trickier, but still fairly obvious)
  • then the relative frequencies of the variants must change.
  • Go ahead and read the whole post. PZ is a real treasure for education.

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