Join 3,497 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

2 posts tagged with evolution by blahblahblah.
Displaying 1 through 2 of 2.

Related tags:
+ (181)
+ (117)
+ (67)
+ (50)
+ (41)
+ (38)
+ (34)
+ (27)
+ (25)
+ (21)
+ (20)
+ (19)
+ (18)
+ (17)
+ (17)
+ (16)
+ (16)
+ (16)
+ (15)
+ (14)
+ (14)
+ (14)
+ (13)
+ (13)
+ (13)
+ (13)
+ (13)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (10)
+ (10)
+ (10)
+ (10)
+ (10)
+ (10)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)


Users that often use this tag:
homunculus (52)
Blasdelb (22)
kliuless (19)
brundlefly (16)
orthogonality (6)
AceRock (6)
jjray (5)
0bvious (5)
Blazecock Pileon (5)
the man of twists ... (5)
McLir (4)
chuckdarwin (4)
The Whelk (4)
zarq (4)
Brandon Blatcher (4)
skallas (4)
grabbingsand (4)
srboisvert (3)
stbalbach (3)
grumblebee (3)
digaman (3)
daksya (3)
docgonzo (3)
Rumple (3)
Artw (3)
Pants! (3)
saulgoodman (3)
rageagainsttherobots (2)
filthy light thief (2)
paleyellowwithorange (2)
Marisa Stole the P... (2)
monospace (2)
l33tpolicywonk (2)
DU (2)
amyms (2)
Horace Rumpole (2)
chorltonmeateater (2)
grobstein (2)
MetaMonkey (2)
inconsequentialist (2)
Jason Malloy (2)
Substrata (2)
Sparx (2)
escabeche (2)
fleetmouse (2)
shivohum (2)
OmieWise (2)
blahblahblah (2)
Malor (2)
nola (2)
Gyan (2)
lazaruslong (2)
plep (2)
troutfishing (2)
Kattullus (2)
Pretty_Generic (2)
Tryptophan-5ht (2)
ewkpates (2)
Mwongozi (2)
lagado (2)

Brothers of chimpanzees, cousins of rats

You have certainly seen a Tree of Life at some point (not the movie; the diagram of the evolution of species). Originally conceived of by Lamarck (though there is some interesting debate on this), it was Darwin himself who popularized the concept, first in his notebook, and next as the only image in The Origin of the Species. Though they have inspired beautiful illustrations, and a large and fascinating web project to map the tree, trees of life remain problematic since taxonomy can be complicated. One truly stunning way of redrawing the tree is the Hillis Plot, which maps 3,000 species by genetic similarity. You can print out the amazing illustration here, but, even though the Plot only contains 0.18% of named species, it needs to be 1.5 meters square to be legible. The Hillis Plot has been appearing in art, notably (and meta-rifficly) this one carved into an English oak, and, of course, tattoos.
posted by blahblahblah on Nov 10, 2011 - 19 comments

The Hive Mind Discovers Aliens

The number of communicating alien civilizations = R* x fp x ne x fl x fi x fc x L. The formula is the Drake Equation, and modern estimates range from several thousand to none but us. You can solve it yourself. What is your estimate of the number of alien civilizations out there?
posted by blahblahblah on Aug 27, 2006 - 88 comments

Page: 1