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An Evolutionary Theory for the Variability Hypothesis

  title={An Evolutionary Theory for the Variability Hypothesis},
  author={Theodore P. Hill},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  • T. Hill
  • Published 12 March 2017
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Populations and Evolution
An elementary biostatistical theory based on a selectivity-variability principle is proposed to address a question raised by Charles Darwin, namely, how one sex of a sexually dimorphic species might tend to evolve with greater variability than the other sex. Briefly, the theory says that if one sex is relatively selective then from one generation to the next, more variable subpopulations of the opposite sex will generally tend to prevail over those with lesser variability. Moreover, the perhaps… 

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