Tune in at noon!

I’ll be talking to Phrenomythic at noon Central time today about various evo devo things and aliens. Join us!

You might also do some homework and watch his video on basic body plans ahead of time.


  1. gorobei says

    The speculation around 28:00 on metamorphosis is interesting re the rearrangement of parts.

    I assume this is more about amphibians than insects. To my inexpert self, caterpillar->butterfly looks almost like a delayed version of growing a chicken: the caterpillar’s job is just to build up a large enough sack of raw material to build the real animal, with the other parts (e.g. legs and mouth) just totally discarded rather than rearranged. I know nothing about amphibians though.

    Enquiring minds want a video on metamorphosis. Pretty please.

  2. jack16 says

    What do you think of Richard Wrangham’s idea of cooking driving the evolution of intelligence. (David Owen: “We don’t know what it is but we’re getting better and better at measuring it.” ;-) )