Last issue, (Search “Lax”), I presented evolution’s three collaborative yet contentious cooks—variation, selection, and retention—and assigned them nicknames that express their personalities: 1. Lax: Loose variation, going with the flow 2. Axe: Discerning selection, the cut that accepts some things and rejects others 3. Ox: Persistent retention, stubbornly asserting itself to do more of the […]

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