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by moreno
Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Getting smaller and diversity
Replies: 5
Views: 8508

thanks for the answers. a follow up 1) I agree with the advantages of getting bigger. At the same time many species, most actually, have low body masses. They are doing quite well. It would seem like mutations towards smallness (and more progeny) would be rewarded at least as much as those towards b...
by moreno
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Getting smaller and diversity
Replies: 5
Views: 8508

Getting smaller and diversity

Pardon a layman's questions: 1) Are there examples of animals that became smaller over time? evolutionary time that is. I assume there are, but I never hear about them. If by some chance there are none, why not? If there are few examples, why are there few? Much as I can see the advantages of gettin...