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Well established theories on patterns in evolution might be wrong

Posted on 2018.09.27 at 14:37
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Well established theories on patterns in evolution might be wrong

How do the large-scale patterns we observe in evolution arise? A new article argues that many of them are a type of statistical artifact caused by our unavoidably recent viewpoint looking back into the past. As a result, it might not be possible to draw any conclusions about what caused the enormous changes in diversity we see through time.

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