…everything has a Darwin connection!
Some great news • How the internet is supposed to work • Darwin plays backgammon • Links and book reviews • a necessary owl
To mark Charles Darwin’s 211th birthday, some thoughts on his 1871 classic, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, an unlikely anecdote about a snail, plus all the usual book reviews and links to Darwin-related news stories.
Kids love dinosaurs. Kids love science. I wonder what we do to so many of them to drive away their natural sense of wonder.
Link to new blog post with lots of lovely scans of extinct megafauna.
Video: 'The Smithsonian Institute Blues' by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.
Modern Birds Existed Before Dinosaur Die-Off says molecular study.
I have my doubts about the former.
Was the rise of the mammals dependent on the extinction of the dinosaurs?
Rant about a silly Horizon programme.