Wednesday, February 20, 2008

How Evolution REALLY Works

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Cool video, csm. One thing it didn't mention though was the introduction of other species which can change the target species, another random factor.

The book "The Botany of Desire" by Michael Pollan(fascinating read BTW) had a chapter on the tulip. Something I didn't know about the tulip was that it only originally came in three colors(my memory has never been that good but I think they were white, yellow and maybe red(I have lent the book out so I can't check there and have made a cursory look on the Net and no luck there either)), but that in the famous Tulip Mania in Europe a bacteria or other small organism made the tulip bloom in other colors and shapes(broken varieties). Some of these mutations became very sought after during the Mania.

I think there are many examples of symbiotic relationships in nature which can differentiate species from the original.