Simple math explains evolution

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    Simple math explains dramatic beak shape variation in Darwins finches | R&D Mag

    The latest numerical feat by Otger Campàs and Michael Brenner, working closely with a team of Harvard evolutionary biologists led by Arhat Abzhanov, zeroes in on perhaps the most famous icon of evolution: the beaks of Darwin's finches.

    Ain't science grand?
     
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    Nature always has a weird way of beating the crap out of people who think they nailed it
     
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    "Thus, beak shape variation seems to be constrained by only three parameters: the depth of the length for the scaling transformation and the degree of shear."

    LOL OOpsies looks like my famous "here are three reasons..." thread
     
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    Also, simple math didn't explain anything, they rounded off the beaks into limited categories and whattayaknow, the beak fit into limited categories.
     

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