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comment Why is the left hand bigger than the right hand?
Yes, that sounds great. So you should take advantage of these observations to generalize your question. You could also comment to other asymmetries (as others have been nicely documented) an I think the question would be accepted. I think the phrasing of the question pushed 5 users to vote for close.
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comment Guide to learning about Population biology / ecology / dynamics for a non-Biologist
®RHA I never said the post that asked for recommendations on population genetics was a duplicate. I just think it is worth mentioning this post as it may interest the OP. I then argued that population dynamics also depend on its evolution (as you did as well). But I recognize the question as being valid (and am the only one who up voted it so far). I am personally not able to offer good book suggestion in this field as I haven't read them.
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comment Biological species concept
Is your question answered in How could humans have interbred with Neanderthals if we're a different species?? If not, please let us know what is missing?
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comment Guide to learning about Population biology / ecology / dynamics for a non-Biologist
To those who voted to close: I do not think this question is "too broad" or "primarily-opinion based". The OP is just looking for recommendation of books in population biology. Look for "population biology" on amazon and you get several interesting hits. We just need one person who read these books and can formulate a critic.
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comment Guide to learning about Population biology / ecology / dynamics for a non-Biologist
Yes, it does. For example, if a population fails to adapt in an environment or if deleterious mutations accumulate in a population due to a too low population size and causes the population to get locally extinct (mutational meltdown). This kind of simple dynamic of species-interaction might be quite different when you add genetics and evolution in the model. So yes, it is very much related. I would call population genetics a subfield of population biology.
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comment Guide to learning about Population biology / ecology / dynamics for a non-Biologist
You will find recommendations for book on population genetics here. The recommendations in General Entry books to population genetics and the 3 first recommendations in Other books treating specific subjects within population genetics can interest you.
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comment Why can't proteins make copies of themselves?
If the question was "Are there proteins that are able to self-replicate?" everyone would be happy I suppose. @tesgoe you should rephrase your post. You could say that DNA is able to self-replicate to make a tiny bit of content to your post.
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answered Why can't proteins make copies of themselves?
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comment Programs/software to graph biological data
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because 1) the question is too broad and 2) the question is about data visualization and is not specific to biology.
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comment Programs/software to graph biological data
The vast majority of people use R. A priori it is really what you want to learn to use. However, it depends on the kind of data you have. If you have loads of data or if you have certain specific data you might want to use specific software for big data visualization or do you own thing in C++ or some other language. If you are working with mathematical modelling Mathematica might be handy. The answer also depends on what kind of manipulation you have to do on your data. Again R is pretty handy for manipulating data quantity that are standard in Biology.
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comment Why is the left hand bigger than the right hand?
We will not be able to address the question in your specific case of course. You should generalize your question and ask, why do some people have asymmetry in the size of their hands otherwise the question should probably be closed as "personal medical question".
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comment Why is the left hand bigger than the right hand?
Fluctuating asymmetry is probably part of the answer.
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comment Why is the left hand bigger than the right hand?
When you say "the left hand is bigger", I suppose you say "my left hand is bigger"
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comment Why has DNA evolved into a double helix?
In short and to my knowledge, it has to do with 1) resistance to degradation and mutations and 2) duplication. You'll note that RNA is generally not in a double helix
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comment Why has DNA evolved into a double helix?
If you google your question you'll plenty of interesting hits.
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