In nature, selection always uses probability, not truncation. 1 For instance, if we have two wolves, and wolf A has a 1% higher fitness index than wolf B, nearly half of the time, wolf B will be selected over A even though it has a slightly lower fitness value. Wolf A will be selected only 1% more than B on average. This means that 99% of natural selection is wasted for differences like this due to probability noise alone (not even taking into account other noise).
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Sanford, J. C., & Baumgardner, J. (2008). Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome (3rd ed.). Waterloo, NY: FMS Publications.
- Sanford, 2008, p. 94 ↩