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What Darwin Got Wrong

Courtesy of Jonathan B. Losos

The author, arranging an experiment on evolutionary ecology, sizes up an uninhabited stretch of Great Abaco Island, in the Bahamas.
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Biologists have learned that it usually doesn't pay to bet against Darwin, yet year after year, my colleagues and I return to the warm breezes of the Bahamas to study the evolutionary adaptation of lizards to novel environmental pressures­—as it...

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