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One popular explanation for their behavior is that the travelers are actually committing suicide to relieve overpopulation. By heading off to die, the suicidal lemmings leave shelter and food for those who stay behind. These surviving individuals will perpetuate their species, saving it from extinct...
- Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:18 am
- Forum: Evolution
- Topic: What evolutionary force is at work here
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In 1789, a small band of mutineers led by Fletcher Christian took over the British warship HMS Bounty and fled to tiny Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. There the sailors joined a small population of native Polynesians, married, and raised families. All contemporary Pitcairn islanders can trace ...