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Lizard Study Analyzes Importance Of The Founder Effect
2012-02-03 05:54:43

A team of American researchers have reportedly completed what they are calling the first experimental study of the phenomenon known as the founder effect -- the loss of genetic variation that occurs when a new population is established created using a small group from a larger existing population -- in a natural setting.

2008-07-23 03:00:25

By Ruse, Michael Handmaiden to the Science? PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY RE-ENGINEERING PHILOSOPHY FOR LIMITED BEINGS: Piecewise Approximations to Reality. William C. Wimsatt. xviii + 450 pp. Harvard University Press, 2007. $49.95. INTEGRATING EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT: From Theory to Practice.

2007-12-20 06:00:00

By Kitcher, Philip I There are simple and powerfu


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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