Re: Evolution being slow ...

Date: Sun May 06 2001 - 01:28:15 PDT

Matt Jensen <> writes:
> To recap, a human has about 30,000 genes, ... The
> human genome can express roughly 2^30,000 potential phenotyes. That's
> about 2^29,962 times as big as the world's population. And since genes
> don't always split cleanly, a more accurate estimate might be 2^2^30,000.

That's assuming that the average (geometric mean) number of alleles
already in the gene pool per gene is roughly 2. I would be surprised
if it were so small.

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