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Deterioration

Deterioration

The process or condition of becoming worse.

Origin: L. Deterior, worse


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Thinking in terms of evolution

... in the manner previously indicated, more tender and more widely diffused. Nor could we check our sympathy, if so urged by hard reason, without deterioration in the noblest part of our nature. The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Thinking in terms of evolution
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Views: 2070

Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... been proven that in feral populations these traits quickly disappear due to natural selection, but there is no evidence that there is a permanent deterioration in behaviour once the necessary survival skills have been relearned. There is sometimes alteration in behaviour, but behaviour is altering ...

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
Views: 41233

Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... prevented extinction (http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/5/887.full.pdf+html). That is actually more consistent with the observed genome deterioration over time (take Y chromosome as an example). But does it mean that new polyploid species are superior when compared to their predecessors ...

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
Views: 41233

Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... prevented extinction (http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/5/887.full.pdf+html). That is actually more consistent with the observed genome deterioration over time (take Y chromosome as an example). But does it mean that new polyploid species are superior when compared to their predecessors ...

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by Cat
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
Views: 41233

Evolution or De-evolution?

My point is that Molecular Evolution (proven part) = genetic deterioration over time. Therefore, extrapolating that to organisms should mean starting with nearly immortal and highly adaptable (=more genetically robust) organisms and ending with organism ...

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by Cat
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:03 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
Views: 41233
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