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Mental illness evolution

  1. Sep 30, 2005 #1


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    Many famous people have suffer some form of mental illness, but it is also
    linked to genius, will this mental illness genius group evolve differently to
    the rest of the human race ?
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  3. Sep 30, 2005 #2


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    Doubtful. Even if a trait is genetically influenced, in order for any group to take a different evolutionary path, they must be isolated from the gene pool of the main population for a significant amount of time. If interbreeding occurs between two populations, genes are mixed and significant evolutionary divergence will not take place.
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