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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Evolutionary Explosion

treehugger.com: The conventional view of evolution is that changes happen very slowly, and that the speed at which the climate is currently changing is far to fast for evolution to offer much hope to the estimated 25% of species which could go extinct.

But as Arthur Weis of the University of Toronto puts it, "That might be the average case, but evolution can also be very rapid under the right conditions. Climate change is going to be one of those things where the conditions are met." In fact, Weis contends life will undergo an evolutionary explosion.

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