November 20, 2019 Evolution Part 2 (Increasingly More Complicated Tubes)

Episode 16
So what is evolution exactly? How would you explain it to someone who doesn't think they are "good at science"? Can we see evolution happening today? Should we be worried about mutant Vikings and hybrid coyotes?

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

Show Notes 

Kleptoplasty Sea Slug:


Al regel achat: while standing on one foot--story explanation (and how it is used in modern Hebrew) 


Elephants adapting to be tuskless 


Peppered Moths of London 


Chicken or Egg…first the egg! 


We don’t understand big numbers 


Coywolf (or wolfoyte if preferred) 


Worm composting 

Zack's Worm Bin


Lactose tolerance or intolerance, who’s the mutant now? 

And this one has a map:


Reading up on evolution 


Video on natural selection (Crash Course):


Video on evolution (Crash Course) 


History of language evolution 

Or a TED-ed short video: 


Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper (Kindle Edition)

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch (Kindle Edition)


A forest of language trees, showing their relationships: