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Laszlo Bencze: Just another gratuitous use of the word “evolution” in the WSJ

Bencze: Did the arterial network sprout long before the giraffe's long neck evolved? Sadly evolution can’t look ahead to provide things that will be useful in the future, so no go. Read More ›

Researchers: Giraffes turn out to be a complex social species

Zoe Muller is right to wonder why researchers simply assumed that the giraffe lacked the wit for social skills without having studied the species much. It would be interesting to know if “evolutionary” assumptions underlay that view. Generally, such assumptions should be treated with caution. For example, “evolutionary” assumptions would not prompt researchers to believe that octopuses are as intelligent as they are. Read More ›