Re: memetics-digest V1 #1480

From: Chris Taylor (
Date: Thu 19 Feb 2004 - 12:31:59 GMT

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    > The reason I mention such drift is because, in addition to being the
    > main reason why eyes go eventually in caves (selection for efficiency is
    > a slightly fallacious idea here, because drift _is_ the process that
    > produces the mutations that would be selected for, so drift versus
    > selection against is just a matter of degree -- I think if having eyes
    > was an actual hazard, things would go quicker than they would have
    > anyway, by drift), it has another important consequence for EP

    I meant to say that drift is a result of mutation (inter alia), as are
    'mutations' (i.e. new alleles in the population derived through mutation). Sort of a noun/verb issue. Sorry.

      Chris Taylor (
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