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  • Variation is only random with respect to fitness and is highly constrained by evolutionary history, and ofttimes not subject to selection at all.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • Variation is spread across a mean, and they show that variance depends on the natural cycling of environmental conditions, heritability, introgression, and balancing selection.

    Biomolecular Networks

  • Variation is random (though not necessarily acausal), selection 'filters' the results with no goal whatsoever.

    Assessing Causality

  • Variation is generally decoupled from selection; that is, heritable variations will occur regardless of the environment.

    A Message About ID

  • Variation is a function of an existing genetic code with a functional genome.

    Analogy, How Scientifically Powerful is It?

  • Variation is a property of enzymatic reactions in general, with replication being just one example.

    Analogy, How Scientifically Powerful is It?

  • Selection the word Variation has been current in the sense explained on an earlier page.

    The Story of the Mind

  • See, I think Mark of The Elegant Variation is lucky.

    October 2005

  • I bought the 3rd book, The Orientation of Animals by Fraenkel & Gunn 1961, for $3, mainly to read the chapter titled Variation in behaviour.

    3 books from the bookstore that sells used books

  • Second, the law of Variation, that is, while the offspring are, in all essential characteristics, like their immediate progenitor, they nevertheless vary more or less within narrow limits, from their parent and from each other.

    What is Darwinism?

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