I miss my ducks — Why Evolution Is True

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Thinking back about the whole duck mishigaas last year, I realize it was a mixture of joy, terror, and anxiety. Mostly joy, as I got to make friends and commune with real wild birds. But also terror and pain, as when I had to retrieve a drowned duckling and watch another one die in my […]

via I miss my ducks — Why Evolution Is True

I’m not very sentimental, but this is ugh.. I can’t even..

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Flowering plants remain viable after passing through the guts of waterfowl — Why Evolution Is True

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We’ve long known that plant seeds can remain viable not only after floating a long time in fresh or salt water, but also when passing through the guts of birds, including waterfowl. In fact, I believe that at least half of the plants that arrive on oceanic islands, later to form new species, come from […]

via Flowering plants remain viable after passing through the guts of waterfowl — Why Evolution Is True

This is a rare Darwinesque find. Read.