The Repeater

Fish
Ah, the amazing power of biological evolution. How this simplicity escapes some people I don’t know.

Here’s an evolutionist’s dream: 10,000 planet Earths, starting from the same point at the same time, and left to their own devices for four and a half billion years. What would happen? Could you go on safari from one planet to the next seeing an endless procession of wildly different organisms? Or would many of the planets be home to life forms that are broadly similar?

The Repeater – The Wild Side – Olivia Judson – Evolution – Opinion – New York Times Blog