Does reproduction alone inevitability lead to the betterment of the species?


And by betterment, I mean increased intelligence or something like adaptation to environment.

4 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
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    o  Your population is also going to need inherited variations.

    o After the initial variations have been whittled down, it would help to have mutations to make more inheritable variations.


    ...and then there are the factors which could cause your population to stop reproducing.

    o A superpredator kills the heck out of your population.  See "passenger pigeon"

    o If your population is small, a catastrophe can wipe it out.  E.g. heath hen, which was pretty much wiped out by a fire.

    o Climate change (probably) killed off some of the ice age fauna.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Reproduction alone doesn't lead inevitably to anything other than more of whatever the species is.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    No.  It also requires a selective environment.  If 100% of all offspring survived and reproduced equally then there would be no selective environment, and the species would invariable worsen through random genetic mutation (the vast majority of which are extremely disadvantageous).

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    against everything we know about entropy, thats the going bullsht ... they want you to buy that mathematicallyabsurd odds accounts for it all ..

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