Evo Devo

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Over at Karmatics, Rob Brown thinks the counter-intuitiveness of natural selection is a big reason why people find evolution difficult to comprehend. In that way, natural selection is similar to prediction markets, where people bet on the chances of future events, such as the outcomes of sports events or political elections:

An Evo-Devo Kerfuffle

In the May edition of Evolution, Hopi Hoekstra and Jerry Coyne have an interesting commentary, “The Locus of Evolution: Evo Devo and the Genetics of Adaptation.” They raise two points about “evo devo” (the fusion of developmental and evolutionary biology) that have always bothered me. From the abstract (boldface mine):