Friday, November 09, 2007

tounge-eating isopod

Just one of many amazing things to be found at the Tree of Life Web Project.

If you haven't read about evolution or the history and classification of life since your high-school biology class (for me, approximately 1990), do yourself a favor and just click around Wikipedia a bit. Start with the article for any animal or plant you're interested in, and just follow the links.

The human race seems to know so much more about genetics, molecular biology, and therefore about evolution than we did in 1990. It seems like a major scientific revolution has happened in the meantime.

(Either that, or that expensive textbook in 1990 had less of what was then known about evolution in it than some website written by random people on the internet, that anyone can edit. I am not discounting this possibility.)