The evolution of communicative signals involves a major hurdle; signals need to effectively stimulate the sensory systems of their targets. Therefore, sensory specializations of target animals are important sources of selection on signal structure....
Humans are fish according to a cladistic understanding. In the first of a series on technical nomenclature, evolutionary theorist Bret Weinstein distinguishes clade, taxon, and monophyletic group from functional groupings, arguing that taxonomic...
Bret WeinsteinIs a whale a fish? Is a snake a lizard? Are you a monkey's uncle?
Yes, yes, maybe.
No slight of hand, this is simply what happens when evolutionary logic is applied without mercy. #DarwinDay
Bret WeinsteinI tweeted this for #DarwinDay, but the question comes up here again so I'm posting it again. If you want to know how a whale is a fish, read this piece.