Monday, October 17, 2016

Col Mustard in the library with the lead pipe

Nice cartoon from XKCD - makes you think; I wonder how many of the attributes, both physical, phenotypical and behavioural we've missed or gotten wrong through only having an (incomplete) fossil record to go on. I wonder if those gaps could be plugged by DNA, i.e. if spider DNA codes for proteins that make silk then we can guess that spiders make webs without ever seeing one, same for venom.

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