Friday, July 13, 2007

Samoa butterflies quickly evolve and avoid extinction

CHICAGO (Reuters) - When faced with extinction, butterflies on two South Pacific islands quickly developed genetic defences that helped them fight back, a team of international researchers said on Tuesday.

They said the butterflies' tale is the fastest example of natural selection observed to date and shows evolution can happen quickly when the stakes are high.
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No idea what this means for the religious fundamentalists who refuse to believe in evolution

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