02 December, 2015 – Episode 543 – This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS)
December 3, 2015•86 min
Changing Climate, Power Over Temperature, Evidence Pouring In, Death From Suffocation, Coal World, Dino Vessels, Cuttle Tactics, Finch Fights, Planty Free Will, Beast Brain Genes, Grandmother Protection, Genetic Ethics, Sticky Webs, And Much More!
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Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!
The world is much older than mankind…
and for most of our human academic history
we have looked back through the history that preceded us and deemed it unsentient…
Life has evolved through chance and natural selection
and we humans are the first to have the power of will,
the advanced knowledge of cause and effect necessary to
impart our will upon the planet…
We make choices that benefit our survival,
while the rest of nature merely reacts…
But what if that isn’t entirely true?
What if other life forms have been doing this subtly throughout time?
We know now that epigenetics is an active partner in evolution…
Things encountered in one genera