Obviously when Charles Darwin was writing up his manuscript On the Origin of Species, there were no home computers around. And typewriters had just been invented, so he was left to the trusty pen to gather his thoughts. And as life goes, when you write with pen and paper, you’re bound to have something spill on that manuscript and ruin it.
Yeah, we may be getting smarter. Sure, science, medicine, and technology may be advancing by leaps and bounds. But none of that matters in the story of evolution. According to Sir David Attenborough, the human race has officially stopped evolving. In the naturalist’s own words, ‘Medical advances and contraception mean mankind is no longer evolving in […]
One of these days, science tells us, people won’t need teeth, they’ll grow pufferfish-like beaks instead. At least that’s what a biologist at Sheffield University believes. According to Dr Gareth Fraser, humans might just evolve to grow beaks — not unlike the ones sported by pufferfish — which are ‘far more robust and practical.’ How […]
This graphic novel is a illustrated tour of the brain of the father of evolution. Arguments such as the pros and cons of marriage according to the theory of evolution is suddenly humorous and entertaining when paired with entertaining illustrations. Darwin: A Graphic Biography is a better way to teach school kids otherwise dry history.
Designer Hiroyuki Shiratori has created the evolution eraser by etching out the ape-to-men evolution silhouettes so familiar to many of us. If you have one of these, you can be sure that every time you make a writing or sketching mistake, you can speed up the process of human evolution by erasing your all-too-human mistakes with it. Alternatively, if you think humans have gotten dumber over the years, you can always start by erasing with the human tail-end instead of the ape one.