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by stephen502
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
Replies: 5
Views: 10814

@canalon, thanks for your response. It was definitely helpful for me. Yes, your points are good ones...it's very difficult/risky to look at any of these examples in isolation. I think I can accept that these traits are probably part of a broader and more complicated mechanism or system that was sele...
by stephen502
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
Replies: 5
Views: 10814

Re: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

Thank you both for your answers. @Rap, I take your point about NS being more than just survival of the fittest. I realize that traits that are sexually beneficial will help an organism become more "successful" in terms of gene propagation (independent of "life or death" traits.) ...
by stephen502
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
Replies: 5
Views: 10814

Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

Hi all, Forgive me if this question has been answered before, but I've spent some time looking around for answers and haven't really found a satisfactory one. My questions has to do with the evolution of non-"life or death" but nonetheless useful characteristics, and how the model of natur...