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This page is nice, but if readers can't follow the math, they're completely lost as to what the concept of effective population size actually means. Can an expert in the field help explain the concept in words? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 02:34, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
The quote from Wright's paper seems to be an attempt in that direction, but it looks as if some important part of the context got dropped, rendering the quote incomprehensible. It says "the same". Obvious question: the same as WHAT?? It doesn't say! A similar problem afflicts the subsection called Variance effective size. Someone's not very good at writing words. Michael Hardy (talk) 05:11, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Agreed with both. I came here because I wanted to learn about the topic but now I'm totally lost. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:13, 15 October 2009 (UTC)