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    A few things evolution is *not*

    Evolution is not ‘nature red in tooth and claw’. The idea that ‘survival of the fittest’ means the biggest, baddest critter on the block is the only one that survives is clearly wrong, since we also have delicate butterflies and beautiful birds and tropical fish and so on. There are…

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    Evolution for (smart) beginners

    For evolution to take place and create new species you need four things: Inheritance of characteristics – genes that can be passed on (either sexual or asexual reproduction will work) Mutations – these are caused by things like chemicals and cosmic radiation damaging DNA. The vast majority will be harmful…