[LMB] Any chance of a new book, Lois?

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 18:41:27 GMT 2016


Consider the extreme cases, markus.

Let's say there are lots of women and very few men.  The women may all
reproduce, but the few men will have very many children.  So a genetic
variation that leads to an increased number of male children will tend to
spread itself rapidly, because male offspring produce more offspring
themselves than female.

Let's say there are lots of men and very few women.  Even if the women are
'shared', most men aren't going to reproduce, not even once.  Women can't
produce all that many kids, but every female is guaranteed to reproduce.
So a variation that leads to more female children is going to have a
distinct advantage.

Matt G.


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