Definition of evolution

Mary K. Kuhner mkkuhner at phylo.u.washington.edu
Mon Nov 4 15:06:50 EST 1991


In article <55093 at netnews.upenn.edu> taub at hmivax.humgen.upenn.edu writes:

>*The human population has come to an evolutionary standstill.*

It is easy to forget that substantial parts of the human race live with
high infant mortality, widespread epidemics, and lethal famine.  These
doubtless exert strong selective influences.  It's often commented that
medical care has eliminated natural selection on humans, but this is
true (or even partially true) only for a relatively small proportion of
us.

Mary Kuhner mkkuhner at genetics.washington.edu



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