Tag Archive: sexual selection

The biologically-based origin of the mammalian placenta (2)

The past is not the key to the present

See also: The biologically-based origin of the mammalian placenta I’ll preface this follow-up on the origins of the mammalian placenta with comments that attest to foolishness of theoretical physicists who try to link Big Bang cosmology to neo-Darwinian theories about…
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Meaningful dialogue, anonymous fools and idiot minions

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I use definitions to describe differences in behavior. I do not define biologically-based facts in attempts to make the definitions fit into the context of ridiculous theories about the development of behavior. I am not an idiot. An idiot is…
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A model of MHC ‘evolution’

thinking forbidden

Sexual selection and the evolutionary dynamics of the major histocompatibility complex Excerpt: “Here, we present the results of the first model of MHC evolution incorporating both survival and reproduction, modelling the combined effects of natural selection and MHC-based disassortative mating…
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What causes evolution?

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See also: The irony and confusion of molecular epigenetics. This is a follow-up Re: Epistasis and Allele Specificity in the Emergence of a Stable Polymorphism in Escherichia coli Abstract excerpt: “Ecological opportunities promote population divergence into coexisting lineages.” My comment: I’ve…
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Cute misrepresentations of cause and effect

human-evolution

The science of cute   How cute is that? ‘Our focus on objective affective reactions to identify core hedonic processes takes its lead from Darwin’s original book on emotion over a century ago [12]. Darwin noted distinctive affective expressions (facial,…
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Natural selection and sexual selection for thermoregulation

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Variety is the spice of life, but diversity is controlled by natural selection and sexual selection for thermoregulation Article Excerpt: “As systems-level research, which integrates multiple types and levels of biological information, becomes more necessary to understand complex diseases, there…
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