Animals tend to evolve toward larger size over time, study finds

February 19, 2015 8:33 PM

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Animals tend to evolve toward larger size over time, study finds

Does evolution follow certain rules? If, in the words of the famed evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, one could "rewind the tape of life", would certain biological trends reemerge? Asked another way: can evolution be predicted?

New research suggests that, for at least one important biological trait-body size-the answer is yes.

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