Friday, June 27, 2008

Everything Changes

Everything changes, but I make assumptions about certain truths - like phylogeny of some of my favorite creatures, birds. This past Winter at the Minnesota Ornithoilgists Union paper session, there was a stunning presentation of preliminary conclusions of a research group calling themselves the Early Bird Assembling the Tree-of-Life Research Project. I can't do it justice. This site does:

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2008/06/early_birds_shake_up_avian_tre.php

1 comment:

twinsetellen said...

Yes, they move bacteria around the phylogenic trees all the times. It had to come to the larger creatures. I love it - such a great demonstration that evolution is a testable theory and that real science is about questioning your theory, not coming up with arguments why things must never, ever change.