What Darwin Didn't Know

What Darwin Didn't Know

Episode 15, Imperfect Nature: Ad Hoc Body Designs

Downloadable Video - 2019
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While Darwin knew of inefficient anatomical features of humans and other animals, he didn’t consider these a distinct category of evidence for natural selection. Explore ad hoc body designs - from our imperfect eyes and sexual anatomy, to the bizarre faces of flounders and the false thumbs of pandas. Each adaptation shows evolution devising a solution that is “good enough, ” even if it's not ideal.
Publisher: The Great Courses,, 2019.
[San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2019.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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