Joined: Jan. 2009
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Hmm. There seems to be a pattern. They went quiet for a while, as if they were having their memories erased, and the system rebooted. Then they start right where they left off.
|bornagain77: And yet the ‘fitness’ (functional complexity) never increased over the parent species in the parent species native environment!!! |
Of course it didn't increase over the native environment, but evolved to fit the environment it was actually in.
Oh gee whiz.
Did the environment change in this experiment? My (ill-informed) understanding was that the environment was held static. Isn't the result therefore that fitness did, in fact, increase "over the parent species in the parent species['] native environment"?
Actually, on re-reading that BA77 comment, is he describing this experiment or Lenski's?
Why on earth would anyone "re-read" a BA77 comment?
That way lies madness!