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Geneticist defends possible Adam and Eve in Nature: Ecology and Evolution | Uncommon Descent

November 3, 2017

“…It is a bit of a leap to say that if humans had passed through a bottleneck they would have similar levels of genetic diversity to Tasmanian devils. Whilst it seems clear that the Tasmanian devils have passed through a bottleneck, not all bottlenecks are the same. They can differ in their length as well as in their intensity, and a short bottleneck has less severe consequences than a long one. A short, sharp bottleneck is all that is needed for the Adam and Eve hypothesis…”

Source: Geneticist defends possible Adam and Eve in Nature: Ecology and Evolution | Uncommon Descent

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