In higher organisms genetic diversity does not reflect populations size




From the previous paper “we are required to believe that higher organisms including man, mouse, and Drosophila and the horseshoe crab all have population sizes within a factor of 4 of each other. […] The patent absurdity of such a proposition is strong evidence against a neutralist explanation of observed heterozygosity.” __________________________________________________________________So by 1974 it was well understood there were serious problems with the neutral “theory”. Though it has only been in recent years, such as out of Drosophila research the neutral “theory” has been broadly disproven. _________________________________________________________________Just because a “theory” is incorrect does not mean it is not in some ways useful. However, false theories should not be relied upon to the point they generate new false theories and conclusions.

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