Animals with deleterious mutations were less likely to breed and pass on their mutations. This is a sort of differential reproduction but at the organismal level. It is foolish to speak of natural selection at the genetic level, but at the organismal level, it makes more sense.
Since Charles Darwin wrote Origin of Species, many scientists have viewed natural selection as one of the most influential mechanisms … More
Editors Note: This is an extract from an upcoming project. It has been edited slightly to provide context. The introductory … More
This is something I’ve been bouncing around in my head for quite some time and, since it impacts baraminology, is … More