In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Joan Shields) wrote:
> Whether or not is would take, on average, X numbers of tries in order to > form amino acids - you have to remember that all those different > combinations didn't/don't occur one right after the other - they can > happen all at once. In other words, evolution doesn't just happen [snip] > Anyway, hope this made sense.
It makes plenty of sense, especially when recombination is taken into account: it creates an opportunity for one individual to combine the beneficial mutations accumulated by all its antecedents in the family tree.
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