Monday, October 27, 2014

My Year of Darwin 10/27/2014: No crystal ball for evolution

 Charles Darwin

"Looking to the future, we can predict that the groups of organic beings which are now large and triumphant, and which are least broken up, that is, which as yet have suffered least extinction, will fora long period continue to increase. But which groups will ultimately prevail, no man can predict." Charles Darwin, Origin of Species 1st edition (on Kindle)

Stephen J. Gould was fond of saying that if we could rewind the tapestry of life it would replay differently. I concur. Contingencies are part of everyday life and a part of the larger world that plays out across the planet.

Great Egret from Chincoteague Island

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