Evolution Runs Faster on Short Time Scales — Via Quanta Magazine

“Think of it like the stock market,” he said [Simon Ho]. Look at the hourly or daily fluctuations of Standard & Poor’s 500 index, and it will appear wildly unstable, swinging this way and that. Zoom out, however, and the market appears much more stable as the daily shifts start to average out. In the same way, the forces of natural selection weed out the less advantageous and more deleterious mutations over time.”
Classwork:
Read the article titled: Evolution Runs Faster on Short Time Scales (Quanta Magazine, March 14, 2017)
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