The Whales Grew Feet

“This is hard SF?” Emily said. “Yes, now let me finish the story,” James said. “Then the whales grew feet and...” “That’s a stupid yarn. If he had any knowledge of evolution, he’d know that whales once had feet. How can you grow them if you already have them?” “That’s the point! They devolved!” “Jesus … Continue reading The Whales Grew Feet

So You Think You Know Evolution?

D for Darwin followed by E for evolution is simply irresistible! All right, roll up your sleeves, here we go. Evolution happens to species, not individualsIndividuals carry the variations that allow evolutionNatura non facit saltum We are starting with these things as facts and moving forward to learning about Evo Devo. That's right, I said … Continue reading So You Think You Know Evolution?


Whilst in the ancient archipelagos, the progenitors spoke of peculiar sights. One such was the incessant oscillations of the twilight. They speculated that divergent forms off the coast caused a fatal perfection in perception. This caused the species to move toward extinction rather than preservation. However, abrupt transmutation could rescue those that were contemporaneous. This … Continue reading Origin