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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of speciate.
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Then, when the environment changes, the end members on the advantageous side of the now-wide genetic spectrum are strongly selected for and the population "speciates" very, very quickly.
Far from being the fixed point in a turning world, every religion evolves and, if it persists long enough, speciates.
Christianity is an evolving meme which speciates to occupy every niche available to it in human minds.
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