Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Evolution in Everyday Life

"We use evolutionary biology and evolutionary theory in artificially selecting upon domesticated animals and domesticated plants for livestock and crops," says University of Michigan professor David Mindell the author of The Evolving World: Evolution in Everyday Life.

"It's integrated into health care to a large degree,'' Mindell says. "We know resistance to certain drugs will evolve pretty quickly over time if certain practices aren't followed. All the things that we're seeing there about development of resistance they make great sense in the context of evolutionary biology and they don't make any sense in any other context.''


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