Re: 50/50 elections

From: Douglas A. Whitfield <douglasawh_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Nov 28 2008 - 13:53:26 CST

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Ronald Crane <> wrote:

> Close elections, elections themselves, and, for that matter, civilization,
> are very recent phenomena in terms of biological evolution. Assuming that
> elections once routinely were decided by relatively large margins (as you
> imply), not nearly enough time has elapsed between then and now for an
> evolutionary process to have produced that behavioral change.

That's assuming the catalyst for change isn't severe. Evolution can
certainly happen in a single generation. Not at all likely in a population
as large and geographically dispersed as humans, but something such a large
meteor strike *could* produce single generation evolution.

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