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Metamorphosis

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How the Caterpillar Got Its Legs…Or Not

Almost 400 years after its discovery, the process of metamorphosis is still a thorny conundrum for evolutionary biologists. But there are other aspects of the humble caterpillar that elude a satisfactory Darwinian explanation, like the origin of caterpillar prolegs. On this ID The Future, paleo-entemologist Dr. Gunter Bechly returns to share insights with us from another article in his popular Fossil Friday series. Read More ›
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Günter Bechly: Rich Fossil Record Says No to Insect Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Günter Bechly, paleoentomologist and former curator for amber and fossil insects for the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany, talks with host Andrew McDiarmid about evidence for macroevolution among insects. The fossil record is “saturated,” Bechly says. By that he doesn’t mean there aren’t new fossil forms to discover. Bechly himself has discovered several. He means we have an extensive enough sampling to confidently discern the major patterns of change and stasis in the history of life. And it shows no sign of insect evolution. It shows no transition from marine arthropods to terrestrial insects, none from wingless insects to winged insects, and no gradual evolution to insects (such as Read More ›

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Metamorphosis Video Exclusive: Transformation is Still a Mystery

In this episode of ID The Future, Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research scientist at the Biologic Institute, recognizes that metamorphosis is still an unknown phenomenon for scientists: “We know just the bare outlines of a few of the processes involved for metamorphosis – it’s a mystery.”

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Metamorphosis Video Exclusive: Metamorphosis Phenomenon is Widespread

In this episode of ID The Future, Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research scientist at the Biologic Institute, discusses how prevalent the process of metamorphosis is in the animal kingdom. What are the advantages of such a procedure? How does it benefit organisms? Watch this video clip, not available anywhere else, to find out!

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