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Interesting nod to Richard in Ed Yong article

CJCJ
edited May 2014 in General

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/22/the-surprising-closest-relative-of-the-huge-elephant-birds/

Ed reports on some work that updates the family tree of ratites and he notes:

"Indeed, in his 2004 book The Ancestor’s Tale, Richard Dawkins writes, “I take delight in the power of natural selection, and it would have given me satisfaction to report that the ratites evolved their flightlessness separately in different parts of the world… Alas, this is not so.” Cheer up, Richard. It is so."

 


Read more of the article here at its source.http://www.richarddawkins.net/discussions/2014/5/23/interesting-nod-to-richard-in-ed-yong-article
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