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What type of natural selection favors average individuals in the population?



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I suspect you want a biological answer, and I do not know that answer. However, there is a general principle in statistics which states that as a population, any population, grows the samples tend toward the mean. There is nothing profound in this principle, because if the population shifts, the mean shifts. None the less it is a statistical principle.

Vince Calder



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