Subject: How can the mutation of a single individual give birth to a new species?
Date: Sat Mar 3 20:14:31 2001
Posted by Miquel Martin
Grade level: grad (science)
School: Polytechnic University of Catalunya
City: Barcelona State/Province: Barcelona
Area of science: Evolution
The random mutation of an individual might result in an advantadge that helps
it survive better than it's congenres, so, out of natural selection, the
species evolves a little bit. THe problem is, it sounds rather incredible that
all, say, horses, come from a single ancestor that just happened to grow a
tail. I would expect more genetic diversity to be necessary. Is that so? Thanks!
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