Re: Misunderstood Cichlids

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    > Indeed, it seems to me that cichlids offer more problems for MR because of
    > the rapid rate of speciation- where are all the past images of the
    > of new species to have appeared, particularly those that have emerged in
    > recently isolated stretches of lake?
    > Vincent

    MR is a means by which creative adaptations of organisms can enter the
    collective memory of their species. This allows for much faster speciation.
    Taking Waddington's metaphor, the old chreodes are still there, but the ball
    no longer travels down them.


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