Rates, patterns, and effectiveness of evolution in multi-level situations.

  • P. Darlington
  • Published 1976 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
Evolution is a multi-level process. Both actual evidence and theoretical considerations suggest as a first generalization that evolution both at single levels and in series of increasingly complex levels decelerates with time. Additional evidence, the expected difference between rapid nonadaptive speciation in small populations and effective adaptation in… CONTINUE READING