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Response to Comment on "The Illusion of Invariant Quantities in Life Histories"

Science  14 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5771, pp. 198
DOI: 10.1126/science.1121675

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Savage et al. describe two different kinds of invariant. The kind they claim to have the greatest biological importance allows the invariant quantities to vary widely, even randomly, between different species. We do not agree that such quantities reveal any deep constraints on evolution.

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