The unpublished works of Charles Darwin – Evolution Disruptors
Yes, you’ve probably heard of Endocrine Disruptors, but have you heard of Evolution Disruptors? Here’s my definition:
Evolution disruptors are man-made or naturally occurring objects that, at certain levels of exposure, can interfere with the natural selection genetic process and alter the future evolutionary path in animals. It can result in adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and genetic mutations in both humans and wildlife. A wide range of objects, both natural and man-made, are thought to cause evolution disruption, including the selfie stick.
Can you think of another examples?
…and this one is a veggie-saurus, enjoying tomatoes
And yes, supersaurus actually did exist. Discovered in America in 1972, he was aptly named supersaurus (pronounced SOUP-er-SORE-us … see, there is a soup connection after all), because of its whopping length – about 30 m (110 feet) long.
And for those wanting a trip down memory lane, click here to see what else Darwin did, to get to a current score of 10:0
Nothing like a dinosaur extinction conspiracy. For long time subscribers, you will recall the ongoing cartoons in this war between Charles Darwin on the theory of evolution and survival of the fittest and the humble dinosaur. But for newbies, here are the reasons for extinction so far.
I promised last time I posted the first of the ‘Evil Aliens’, I’d come back sometime later to answer the question I posed – Can you guess 2 scientific errors in the making of this cartoon? True to form, the smart readers out there not only came up with my answers, but also some of their own (see comments section on original post).
My two thoughts were:
- hydrogen burns clear to slight blue (my planet is ablaze with yellow and orange flames)
- to have a fire you need fuel (√ – hydrogen from the gas in Jupiter’s makeup), ignition source (√ -the nasty alien’s cigarette butt) and oxygen (× -not much taking place out there in space)
The month has nearly drawn to a close and we all know what that means – it must be time for another Friday freebie! Be sure to visits us in 3 days time to be one of the first to grab it.
My thanks need to go to Mark from Australian Migration – This was his contribution to one of the possible reasons for the ultimate demise of those cute, green dinosaurs. If you have a theory, why not submit a joke on the Submit a joke page and I’ll have a crack at drawing it. I’m targeting 50:0!