Aug 29, 2022

Yale Study Suggests That Evolution Can Be Predicted

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Evolution has long been thought to be random, however, a recent study suggests differently.

Evolution has long been thought of as a relatively random process, with species’ features being formed by random mutations and environmental factors and thus largely unpredictable.

But an international team of scientists headed by researchers from Yale University and Columbia University discovered that a specific plant lineage independently developed three similar leaf types repeatedly in mountainous places scattered across the Neotropics.

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