Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sexual vs. Natural Selection

The sad story of the male club-winged manakin, which has evolved a way of "singing with its wings" that sounds lovely to the females but makes it a clumsy flier and may lead to its extinction.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

Perhaps no sadder than our own evolutionary path, where our tribal ape ancestry has shaped our history into one full of senseless war, oppression, and suffering - and which may yet see us wiping ourselves out by being inventive enough to create nuclear weapons, and yet still not smart enough to know better than to do so.