18 April 2006

A Brief Pop Gen Primal Scream

Right about now, at the tail end of a long and painful homework assignment, I have a strong urge to take my population genetics textbook and give the next person who tries to tell me that there's no math in evolution a good whack upside the head.

And any time that a single individual represents more than half of an organism's great-great-grandmothers, you should be allowed to just list "too high" as the inbreeding coefficient, and to hell with figuring all the possible routes through the pedigree.

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