Evolution marches on

This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anybody who understands how evolution works, but a recently published study led by a geneticist from the University of Quebec has shown significant evolution occurring in the population of a small Canadian town within just the past 140 years.

I’m not sure if this should properly be called natural selection, since deliberate choice is likely to have played at least some role. The process of evolution works the same way regardless of whether or not the selection mechanism is purely “natural”.

For anyone who wants to read the actual study, it can be found here.

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