Cost of Substitution (Re: Haldane's Dilemma)

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Cost of Substitution (Re: Haldane's Dilemma)

Post by runzwitscissors » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:04 pm

I've been reading up on something called "Haldane's Dilemma". One topic that comes up is the Cost of Substitution.

Can anyone explain "Cost of Substitution" in layman's terms?

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Post by Cat » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:44 am

In laymen terms, when evolution switches gears (major environmental change) large portion of population will die. Original argument was that calculated loss in population is such a case disproves evolution. However, a lot of assumptions were made incorrectly in that argument, thus, making it invalid.

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