February 21, 2013

For Evolution, Sometimes History Repeats Itself

Babbage, The Economist


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WIND back the tape of life, Stephen Jay Gould once quipped, and the chance becomes vanishingly small that anything like human intelligence would grace the replay. Not everyone agrees. Matthew Herron and Michael Doebeli, from the University of British Columbia, challenge Gould's logic, at least when it comes to bacteria.

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TAGGED: Mutation, Evolution, Bacteria

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