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They may operate differentially on the colormorphs by mechanisms like differential metabolism, crypsis, apostatic selection, feather strength and thermal properties, and possibly hormonal response, immunocompetence, and reproductive strategy.
84) For various reasons--the inability to establish a thriving Trotskyist movement in Canada in the 1930s, constant pressures from the United States Left Opposition leadership to relocate Spector to New York, a growing resentment of Cannon and his authority, a subtle, but developing, disenchantment with the program of the historic Left Opposition--Spector aligned with Abern and, in the process, began the slow apostatic relinquishment of the revolutionary politics that he had held in such high regard for much of his life, and that he developed with passion and acute intelligence in his youth and middle years.