martes, 4 de octubre de 2011

Human Evolution: No Easy Fix


We may be doomed as a species precisely because of the way in which our complexity arose. (…)

So, it seems, complexity is not really naturally selected, but instead arises as a short-term fix to the effects of selection inefficiency. At first reading, this assertion seems counterintuitive, but the root of the paradox is simply our dogmatic way of thinking, where complex traits are expected to be an outcome of natural selection.” ”Ariel Fernandez, Argentinian-American physical chemist who held the Karl F. Hasselmann Professorship of Bioengineering at Rice University, Human Evolution: No Easy Fix, Project Syndicate, 3 Oct 2011

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