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KCdgw



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2011,16:15   

Quote (Driver @ June 15 2011,10:56)
Tim Cooper emailed me back to say that he was going to reply on the UD thread "Recent papers confirm that genetic entropy decreases fitness" to clarify what the paper actually meant.

Hopefully it will get through moderation soon.

All one has to do to counter that Genetic Entropy nonsense is to mention that study by Estes and Lynch where they seriously degraded populations of Tribolium with deleterious mutations, then sat back and noticed that many of the populatioins not only eventually regained their original fitnesses before the degradation, but improved (probably due to compensatory mutations).

If Genetic Entropy is true, that should never happen.

Edited by KCdgw on June 15 2011,16:16

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