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Evolution of complexity

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  1. an important outcome of the process of evolution

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 7, 2009
  2. Evolution has produced some remarkably complex organisms - although this feature is hard to measure accurately in biology, with properties such as gene content, the number of cell types or morphology all being used to assess an organism's complexity

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  3. In the 19th century, some scientists such as Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Ray Lankester believed that all Nature had an innate striving to become more complex with evolution

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  4. This observation that complex organisms can be produced from simpler ones has led to the common misperception of evolution being progressive and having a direction that leads towards what are viewed as "higher organisms"

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  5. Nowadays, this idea of "progression" in evolution is regarded as misleading, with natural selection having no intrinsic direction and organisms selected for either increased or decreased complexity in response to local environmental conditions

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