Unfolding plans 107 – Which came first?

Now we all know that the egg came before the chicken.  The first chicken came from an egg that was laid by a chicken like creature.  That is how evolution works, with small changes in genetic material leading to enhancements brought about by natural selection through the reproductive process.  We can put that one to … Continue reading Unfolding plans 107 – Which came first?

Human Zoo

Day twenty six of the ‘Blogging from A-Z Challenge’.  I’ve made it to the end.  I’ve managed to write over thirteen thousand words on a subject I knew very little about until now and made some new friends along the way.  So what have I grasped (pun definitely intended)? Firstly that being handed is not … Continue reading Human Zoo

Generation Y

Day twenty five of the ‘Blogging from A-Z Challenge’.  Being left-handed has been a problem throughout the ages.  Perhaps a mild irritation would be a better description or even a slight inconvenience.  Either way I have been thinking about whether or not handedness will become a bigger or smaller problem in the future. The answer … Continue reading Generation Y

Things to think about when making species un-extinct No.2

In the first part of this piece I raised the topic of bringing extinct species back to life, making such things as Tasmanian Tigers and Gastric Brooding Frogs un-extinct through DNA sequencing and clever artificial fertilisation techniques.  Outside of any ethical and difficulty questions there were a couple of points that I thought were worth … Continue reading Things to think about when making species un-extinct No.2

Things to think about when making species un-extinct No.1

Is there a word that is the opposite of extinct?  Alive perhaps but then that’s the opposite of dead.  Being extinct is something more than just being dead.  Animals and plants can be dead but species become extinct, never to return like a Brontosaurus or a Dodo.  As we all know, the Dodo is a … Continue reading Things to think about when making species un-extinct No.1