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comment by am_Unition
am_Unition  ·  120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Power causes brain damage

If this mechanism forces a higher turnover rate in the alpha positions, I think it could effectively increase the likelihood/rate of random mutations to spur separate evolutionary paths in isolated populations. Maybe once a species develops social skills and tribalism, evolution can fast forward a little bit, if the conditions are right.

I dunno. Spitballing.