Charles Darwin, Lewis Carroll, and Daphnia magna

Charles Darwin, Lewis Carroll, and Daphnia magna

"Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place."

Organisms must continue to adapt, lest they be overcome by predators or left behind by prey, but all of that adapting leaves them with no more advantage than they had before. This idea has come to be called the Red Queen Hypothesis, and it made quite an impact on the field of evolutionary biology.

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