Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

Examples of Natural Parasitism

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Nature can be cold. One type of worm invades a snail, takes over the snail’s functions to make it a colorful and easy treat for birds, and then reproduces inside the bird.

A type of fungus takes over an ant and compels the ant to climb a branch so the fungus can reproduce.

The Rarity of Intelligence

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Intelligent life is probably rare and slow to emerge, suggesting it might not re-appear.” Or so argues David Kipping.

Child and Romantic Attachments

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Nicole Barbaro argues that child attachment and romantic attachment are evolutionarily distinct phenomenon. But I’d be surprised if there weren’t some ultimate commonality.