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Originally posted by Andya Primanda:
Non-harmful mutation only 1 in 1000? Remold and Lenski found 12% (120 in 1000) in their studies of E. coli!
"Beneficial mutations are generally thought to be rare but, surprisingly, at least three mutations (12%) significantly improved fitness in maltose, a resource novel to the progenitor."
And that's BENEFICIAL mutations, it hasn't factored in the neutral mutations, which would be required to arrive at a "non-harmful" figure.
Occam's razor is not for shaving with.