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steveb0503's Avatar Jump to comment 43 by steveb0503

I'm a little surprised that tejas_gokhale01 is the only one that touched on this - where does our concurrent cultural evolution play into all of this (doesn't that constitute "environment" to which a population must synchronize - after all: natural selection evolves by way of stabilizing selection, sexual selection, adaptive selection and sexual selection, and neutral drift).

I believe this goes a long way towards explaining much of what I see going on in the world today in terms of population genetics - both in terms of; people doing the most breeding tend to be the least intelligent (with no great detriment concerning survivability of offspring due to their diminished critical thinking skills considering the generally enabling society - neutral drift) as well as certain social environments actually supporting the prolific reproduction of its members - adaptive.

I'm not sure if I properly conveyed where my mind's going on this, but I think we're screwed.

Fri, 04 May 2012 17:13:08 UTC | #939708