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Monday, May 22, 2006

Blog of the week

Darren Naish is a tetrapod paleontologist at Univ of Portsmouth, not far from where I did my own PhD (good old Soton). He has quite a few interesting things to say about rabbits (my friend at the rabbit's lair would love this, although he probably already knows) and many other tetrapods...

5 comments:

Peter Coniglio said...

Ciao gufodotto! I read your post... Nice post... and nice divulgation style... except for that bit of teleology ["Their incisive foramina... are uniquely elongate (for what purpose?)"]

Darren Naish said...

Wondering about the function of a biological structure is not teleology. But thanks for the comments.

Gufo said...

I knew Paolo would pick on that... and I'm ready to bet that he knows that you're not supposing the foramina were 'deseigned'. right Paolo?

Gufo said...

ehr, that would be designed...

Peter Coniglio said...

Well, I know (I hope!!) no one of us was talking about designs but I still prefer to place the question in terms like "What do they do with that?"...
Bye and... sorry for my bad English