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Apr
30

Evolution doesn't care

Intriguingly, "both the relatively wealthy individuals were exposed to very similar overall selection as the poor in our study," said researcher Alexandre Courtiol, an evolutionary biologist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. "Many people intuitively think that 'wealth' might somehow protect us from the influence of the environment." Instead, both wealthy and poor seemed to experience similar levels of early survival and fertility.

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Humans Really Are Still Evolving, Study Finds
Natural selection continues to weed out the weak and bolster the strong.

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