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Comment: Re:Simpsons...errr....Matt Ridley did it (Score 1) 85

by mestar (#47270193) Attached to: The Game Theory of Life

Or in the "Red Queen."

So much time would be saved, and so much more understanding of evolution would be had, if sexual selection was thought in schools. My guess is that this isn't done be because of the word sex in the name.

In the context of the article:

survival of the fittest -> narrows the gene pool
sexual selection -> increases variation in the gene pool

The fist part prunes the "bad" genes. The sexual part actually encourages any "bad" genes that became sexually attractive by any random start.

The examples are peacocks tail, deer's antlers and human brain.

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