17 MAY 2013 by ideonexus

 Nature Favors Diversity

Nature has rolled the dice trillions and trillions of times and has learned to pick diversity as the best long-term bet. It would have been far less complicated to go with one species, but nature has consistently been willing to pay a hefty price to keep its options open. You never know what’s coming down the pike and which genetic potential will be most needed to meet the next challenge.
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The DSM imposes rules about normal behavior, but evolution favors variety.