Tangentially Speaking

329 – Patrick House (Neuroscientist / Writer)

By July 13, 2018 September 14th, 2019 2 Comments

2 Comments

  • Josh M says:

    Loved this! Thanks.

  • Simon Reid says:

    First time listening to this podcast and thoroughly enjoyed this discussion. Will definitely recommend.

    I don’t understand your questions on why things evolved to be as they are. I.e. what is the advantage of dogs developing a particular capacity?

    Through evolution you may end up with a bunch of extraneous mutations. They don’t need to be of use as long as they don’t negatively affect your chance of survival or reproduction… the mutations are likely passed on.

    Evolution is a story of what hasn’t failed.

    So the question of why things developed is irrelevant. There is no why.

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