Which genetic mutation has been the most advantageous in human history?



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    You can’t separate individual mutations from the synergistic effect of all of them together with other traits. It is the total package that make “human”, and the total package that is advantageous. It might be easier to identify some mutations that have been disadvantageous – the most disadvantageous would be those that kill the individual.

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    Exactly. I agree with rigibson. It is the conjunction of all sorts of cell activity and depletion that has helped to get humans to the point that we are at today. Over a long period of time, genetic mutations are responsible for our current survival.

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    I’d argue that humans are defined by a greater capacity for thought than other animals, and therefore those mutations that led towards larger brains were the most advantageous.

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