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Darwin got sexual selection backwards, research suggests

By Tamas Szekely, Professor of Biodiversity at The Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath
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Charles Darwin was a careful scientist. In the middle of the 19th century, while he was collecting evidence for his theory that species evolve by natural selection, he noticed it didn’t explain the fancy tails of male peacocks, the antlers paraded by male deer, or why some the males of some species are far larger then their female counterparts.

For these quirks,…


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