Geneticists Puzzled by Octopus’s Unique Genes: Seem to Have Appeared Out of Nowhere
“Evolution of novel genes”? Isn’t that the question at hand? Where do novel genes come from?
Octopus Intelligence Poses Evolutionary Convergence Conundrum
Outstandingly bright — with eyes that strikingly resemble ours — yet their ancestors split from mammals and birds 600 million years ago.
Can Largely Rearranged Genomes Explain Why Octopuses Are So Smart?
Even compared to each other, the genomes of three cephalopods studied had been broken up and extensively reorganized.
Claim: Research Shows Animals Have a Moral Sense
We are informed at Nautilus, the Templeton Foundation’s magazine, that “ It’s time to take moral emotion in animals seriously.” Really?
Evolutionary Psychologist Argues that Worms Feel Pain. But How?
Wait. Barash’s hypothesis overlooks the fact that suffering is more than an alarm system. An alarm could be going off in an empty building.