Red Queen Hypothesis

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else — if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to go somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

The “Red Queen” hypothesis in evolution is related to the coevolution of species.

It states that species must constantly adapt and evolve to pass on genes to the next generation and also to keep from going extinct when other species within a symbiotic relationship are evolving.

First proposed in 1973 by biologist Leigh Van Valen.

The phrase “Red Queen hypothesis”comes from Chapter 2 in Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll 1872), as the Red Queen told Alice, “it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.”


Personal development

Red Queen thinking is a learned behaviour.

As the surrounding around us always changes, we should be continually looking for ways to improve our competitiveness.

Like what Red Queen had indicated, if we don’t learn and adapt for the ever changing surroundings, eventually we are going to be lost. 

So, let’s just be better ourselves everyday: learn new things , hone our skill, and most of all ,never give up on your dreams and always work towards them. 

Of course, after a busy day, always remember to enjoy a glass of Red Queen wine!

Learn new things , hone our skill, never give up your on dreams and most of all, work towards them. 

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