Evolutionary Idiots

Feb 23 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

In one of the clinical journals I follow, there is a monthly review of the literature from other journals. Sometimes I think the dudes who write it have blinders. Or worse. I'm trying for generous here.

The anatomy and physiology of the mouth and gut of snakes is a necessary evolutionary response to feeding demands. ... If you believe that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, this article is for you.

Sometimes you just get tired of educating the masses.

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Cundall D, Brainerd EL, Constantino J, Deufel A, Grapski D, Kley NJ. 2012. Drinking in snakes: resolving a biomechanical puzzle. J. Exp. Zool. 317:152–172.

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A Model of the Anterior Esophagus in Snakes with Functional and Developmental Implications Cundall D, Tuttman C. Close M Anat Rec 2014;297:586–98

 

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