Convergent Evolution

Every living thing on this planet shares a common ancestor at some point in the far distant past. In some cases that common ancestor existed millions of years ago. Since that time, you will see similar adaptations develop separately that were not present in that common ancestor. A good example is bats and dolphins – two separate species that have evolved a similar methods of bio sonar to navigate the world. Convergent evolution has shown us that nature will find similar solutions under similar conditions. So too might it be on other planets. Life might not look that much different that it does here

Sound Clip Bibliography

  • “David Aguilar – Alien Worlds.” Vimeo. Accessed December 08, 2015. https://vimeo.com/125943942.
  • “Professor Simon Conway Morris FRS ET DM.mov.” YouTube. Accessed December 08, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBofPlhXlHU.

Music in the Episode

The music in this episode was provided by Podington Bear at soundofpicture.com.

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Rick Coste is a writer & producer. He is currently producing the audio dramas 'The Behemoth' and 'Scotch'. Future projects include 'Bryar Lane', 'The Fiona Potts Interview', 'Charlie's Mailbox', and 'The Behemoth II'.