This is by no means an all-or-nothing selection (as the impression is sometimes given). Rather, the alleles are retained.
Geneticist Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig concludes that, “Sexual selection is not the cause of the long-necked giraffe.”
Darwinists have called it one of “nature’s worst designs,” “obviously a ridiculous detour,” asserting that “no engineer would ever make a mistake like that.”
The giraffe is one of those all-star icons of evolution, familiar from textbook covers, that falls apart on closer inspection.