The hunting trip continues. This is the conclusion of last week’s comic.
Walcott is back on his main project, collecting specimens of all the Burgess shale life to preserve for posterity. But some specimens are easier to collect then others.
Some people have theorized that if life could emerge once on earth, it could emerge more than once, and probably in fact did. If so, it seems that “our” life probably won the evolutionary battle and killed off all or most of the “other” life … or so we thought. By the way, he found [...]
You won’t live long enough to see major evolutionary change (except in things like bacteria), and speeding up time probably won’t help you much!
In case this whole comic needs some clarification: Jordan’s Rule An evolutionary rule that states that the closest genetic relatives of a given species are found very near it, but the two groups are isolated by some kind of natural barrier (such as a river) that neither species can cross easily. (via http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Reference/dictionary/Biologie/J/05.html)