Re: Ears under pressure. Was Re: Aquatic ape theory

Alex Duncan (
21 Oct 1995 04:00:29 GMT

In article <468c9q$> Thomas Clarke, writes:

>I guess I am very much a follower of Dawkins and those who use
>the concept of a phylogenetic landscape. By "adaptive", I, of course,
>mean reproductively fit. Thus while variations are random, only
>those that lead to increased reproduction (adaption) increase in
>frequency so that the population tends to evolve in the direction of
>those traits.

Ever heard of genetic drift? It's real. It happens frequently. Try a
basic biology text.

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086