Saturday, March 7, 2009

Things Darwin would not say

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth, New Scientist magazine had a competition to come up with the best 'Thing you would never have heard Charles Darwin say about evolution.' Out of 900 entries the winner was:
'Finches eh? Seen one, seen 'em all'

Also in New Scientist this week The Last Word, where readers send in questions and then others submit answers, has:

I have always been fascinated by evolution, and while I can usually see why and how certain characteristics evolved in different species, I'm confused by whales and dolphins. How did their breathing holes evolve, bearing in mind their ancestors were land mammals?

You can see the answers submitted to date here.

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