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    revealed itself as many small changes yielded a large effect

    Fisher, Haldane and Wright, working the complicated maths of how multiple genes interacted through time in a large population, showed that significant evolutionary change often revealed itself as many small changes yielded a large effect, just as a series of small nested equations within a long algebra equation could.
    (Die, selfish gene, die; aeon.co)

    Would you be so kind as to tell me how exactly the part in bold should be read (could you paraphrase it)?

    Thanks.
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    Re: revealed itself as many small changes yielded a large effect

    It doesn't make sense. Are you sure you copied it correctly?

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    Re: revealed itself as many small changes yielded a large effect

    Thank you bhaisahab!

    Yes, it was copied correctly (unfortunately).

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    Re: revealed itself as many small changes yielded a large effect

    May I ask where you copied it from?

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    #5

    Re: revealed itself as many small changes yielded a large effect

    Of course; it is from aeon.co.
    Here is the link (incidentally, the website and the link are included in my first post as well;
    P.S. I've changed its colour, since it might not have been bright enough initially; my apologies).
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    #6

    Re: revealed itself as many small changes yielded a large effect

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    Fisher, Haldane and Wright ... showed that significant evolutionary change often revealed itself as many small changes yielded a large effect
    I agree that this text is badly written, but I think this is what it means:

    They showed that major evolutionary change manifested itself as many small changes aggregating to yield that larger effect.

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