SURVIVAL OF THE DIMWITTEDEST, continued

"Natural selection may not lead a population to have the optimal set of traits."


 
"A trait's current utility is not always indicative of its past utility. It can evolve for one purpose and be used later for another."

 
"Fit doesn't necessarily mean the biggest, fastest, or strongest."







[Source: Intro to Evolutionary Biology, Chris Colby, 7/96]

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