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Chtr Sight: There are said to be 38 fundamentally different models of body plan - phyla - in the animal kingdom, yet only 6 of them ever invented true eyes.
Sep 21, 2011 12:01PM
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There is, nonetheless, a danger that medical researchers are either unaware of evolutionary thinking or uninterested. If nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution, as argued by the evolutionary thinker Theodore Dbobzhansky, medicine is even worse: the modern view of disease holds no meaning whatsoever.
Oct 10, 2011 02:54PM
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Pain hurts for a reason. A few unfortunate people are born with a congenital insensitivity to pain. One four-year-old girl, Gabby Gingras, was the subject of a documentary directed by Melody Gilbert in 2005. Without pain, each developmental milestone became an ordeal. When her milk-teeth first cut through, Gabbv chewed her own fingers to the bone, mutilating so badly her parents were forced to have her teeth removed.
Oct 05, 2011 12:34PM
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Chtr Sight: ... the gene [opsin] does inded give an answer, and one that is utterly unexpected: the earliest progenitor of the eye, they say, evolved in algae.
Sep 27, 2011 11:39AM
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If sex is an occupational folly, an existential absurdity, then not having sex is even worse, for it leads in most cases to extinction, a non-existential absurdity. And so there must be big advantages to sex, advantages that overwhelm the foolhardiness of doing so.
Sep 14, 2011 10:11AM
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Chtr 'The Complex Cell': This world of marvels, it seems, springs from two deep accidents. On such tender threads hangs fate. We are lucky to be here at all.
Sep 12, 2011 08:35PM
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Chtr | Photosynthesis: All our energy is a beam of sunlight set free from its captive state in food
Sep 01, 2011 02:49PM
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