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1. A moving or spreading apart or in different directions.

2. The spreading of branches of the neuron to form synapses with several other neurons.

Origin: L. Di-, apart, _ vergo, to incline

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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... them. It is unimaginably daft to suggest that a complicated trait like intelligence is going to be addressed in the tiny .01% sliver of genetic divergence between human groupings. In fact science has demonstrated that intelligence is a polygenic trait and none of those genes appear to reside ...

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by Seth90210
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 75
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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... selection pressures push the population genetics in different directions, and gene flow between the populations interferes with this necessary divergence. An examples is the great tits on Vlieland in the Netherlands. One Vlieland population recieves more gene flow from the mainland than the ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 17998

Speciation challenges the meaning of "beneficial mutation"

... Nissan. When you take this perspective on speciation, you realize that reduced hyrbid viability shouldn't necessarily be proportional to genetic divergence. Genetic stability must also be taken into account. If there is a sudden surge of mutations in both populations, that is only empty variation ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation challenges the meaning of "beneficial mutation"
Replies: 3
Views: 9673

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... the anti-evo viewpoint) . That is, even though they may diverge genetically, the blue-print for optimal functioning shouldn't change. Thus genetic divergence shouldn't result in reduced hybrid viability, and the populations should always have the potential to merge back together. Again, this is ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
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Re: Re:

Your are just wrong. There is tons of evidence. See Taylor, J.S. and J. Raes. 2004. Duplication and divergence: the evolution of new genes and old ideas. Ann. Rev. Genet. 38:615-643. This paper is nearly ten years old and only took me a minute to find! Just because you don't ...

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by Cat
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
Replies: 38
Views: 30051
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