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WTF, Evolution-!- A Theory of Unintelligible Design


WTF, Evolution-!- A Theory of Unintelligible Design
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Type : epub |
Size : 48.82 MB |
English |




Descirption: We all have our off days. Why should Evolution be any different? Maybe Evolution got carried away with an idea that was just a little too crazy-like having the Regal Horned Lizard defend itself by shooting three-foot streams of blood from its eyes. Or maybe Evolution ran out of steam (Memo to Evolution: The Irrawaddy Dolphin looks like a prototype that should have been left on the drawing board). Or maybe Evolution was feeling cheeky-a fish with hands? Joke's on you, Red Handfish! Or maybe Evolution simply goofed up: How else to explain the overgrown teeth of the babirusas that curl backward over their face? Oops. Mara Grunbaum is a very smart, very funny science writer who celebrates the best-or, really, the worst-of Evolution's blunders. Here are more than 100 outlandish mammals, reptiles, insects, fish, birds, and other creatures whose very existence leaves us shaking our heads and muttering WTF?! Ms. Grunbaum's especially...