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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 11:07 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By Fish Actuary
Landscape and climate change affect the mix of...

Landscape and climate change affect the mix of species in a particular region which can cause some species to boom under the new regime while other species collapse as they just aren't capable of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 10:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
Just on this particular topic, with next-gen...

Just on this particular topic, with next-gen sequencing becoming relatively cheap, it's become affordable to do population genetics studies where you look at the entire genome of multiple...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 10:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
I think I hit the why's for random mutations in...

I think I hit the why's for random mutations in my earlier post. Simplest cause is that the DNA replication process occasionally gets messed up purely by chance. The human genome has 3 billion...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Today, 01:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
Where they persist is determined by natural...

Where they persist is determined by natural selection. Where the copy errors happen is somewhat random. I say somewhat because IIRC some patterns of short sequences of nucleotides are more prone to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
I'm admittedly weak on molecular genetics, but...

I'm admittedly weak on molecular genetics, but isn't the very first step in doing something useful with DNA converting it to mRNA and the tRNA? RNA isn't that date if I remember correctly.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
I'm looking at this on my phone, when I should be...

I'm looking at this on my phone, when I should be getting to sleep. I'll try to respond tomorrow night. An easy way to think about random mutations happening is figure out how many base pairs of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
At this point it seems like you're just randomly...

At this point it seems like you're just randomly typing words.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
Nope

Nope
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
What data do you have to support your hypothesis?...

What data do you have to support your hypothesis?



This doesn't make sense.



Not sure what you're saying here nor what your point is.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
So much wrong! Fitness doesn't say anything about...

So much wrong! Fitness doesn't say anything about there being a pig with wings.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
This is going to be a huge shock to a lot of...

This is going to be a huge shock to a lot of people...

There's been a bunch of additional research done on the topic of evolution by natural selection in the 150+ years since Darwin published the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
Most people don't understand evolution and...

Most people don't understand evolution and natural selection, so I'm not particularly worried about what most people think.

Good on Jerry for writing a book. Anyone can write a book and there are...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
Mutations can potentially affect any feature....

Mutations can potentially affect any feature. They don't happen in response to fitness. The persistence and potential spread of a mutation across a population is a result of the mutations overall...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-18-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
Read about the topic of linkage disequilibrium....

Read about the topic of linkage disequilibrium. In this particular population, floppy ears were linked to tameness. In another population perky ears may go with tameness. It's dependent on what the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-18-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
In addition to this, genetic loci that are only...

In addition to this, genetic loci that are only experiencing weak selection and are physically close to a locus that is under stronger selection will themselves be selected for (or against) by...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
Depends on the power of what ever is driving...

Depends on the power of what ever is driving selection at the moment. The myxoma virus initially killed off 95% of rabbits exposed to the virus. The proportion of rabbits that were susceptible to the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-16-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
Do some reading into trait linkage.

Do some reading into trait linkage.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-16-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
A lot of this is wrong.

A lot of this is wrong.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-16-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fish Actuary
The mechanism is the same in both. The part...

The mechanism is the same in both.

The part you might be missing is the role that population size plays in evolution. When populations are large, it's hard for a new allele to propagate through...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-12-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,232
Posted By Fish Actuary
Tesla cutting 9% of it's workforce... ...

Tesla cutting 9% of it's workforce...
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/12/tesla-to-cut-about-9-percent-of-jobs-across-company-report.html
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-03-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,859
Posted By Fish Actuary
Outside the U.S. (and possibly from some people...

Outside the U.S. (and possibly from some people inside the U.S.), Im hearing you should be saving 15+% of your gross income for retirement.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-03-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,859
Posted By Fish Actuary
On the real estate thing... having lived in...

On the real estate thing... having lived in Australia and having friends in the UK, the really big thing seems to be to get an investment property. Im not particularly handy, Im not super...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 06-02-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,823
Posted By Fish Actuary
Arguably the same is true for James Bond movies,...

Arguably the same is true for James Bond movies, Star Trek movies, most romance movies and just about any action movie ever made.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-02-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 22,175
Posted By Fish Actuary
Did the millions of customers who still used...

Did the millions of customers who still used catologs also have computers and internet? Id guess that they heavily skew towards being rural, non-computer users with limited access to the internet.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-26-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,823
Posted By Fish Actuary
Id give you the first 3, but the remainder of...

Id give you the first 3, but the remainder of the list makes sense particularly with the Last Jedi making it clear how small, relatively speaking, the Rebellion is. For a lot of the other ones you...
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