Springtails: Wingless Arthropods that Can Fly

abdomen, Adrian Smith, Antarctica, Arthropoda, arthropods, biology, Collembola, Darwinism, Entognatha, etymology, Evolution, furcula, Georgia Tech, Hexapod Gap, hexapods, imitation, insects, Intelligent Design, Isotomurus retardatus, just-so stories, Latin, Namib desert, non-insects, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, PNAS, popcorn, Sandra Schachat, Science Uprising, South Korea, springtails, Stanford University, unfolding, Victor M. Ortega-Jimenez
The fossil record shows a “Hexapod Gap.” Unfortunately for Darwin, the two leading theories to explain the gap can be ruled out. Source
Read More

Arthropod Architects Amaze Engineers

abdomen, Anomalocaris, aphids, arthropods, beetles, Berlin, bioengineers, biology, butterflies, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, chelicerates, crickets, Darwin's Dilemma, Darwin's Doubt, engineers, Evolution, flies, gnats, honeybees, Intelligent Design, Marrella, MIT, pill bugs, PNAS, praying mantises, spider-silk, spiders, Stephen Meyer, thorax, trilobites
They appear in the early Cambrian fossil record: the first examples of the most diverse phylum on earth. Who knew their skills would become the envy of human engineers? Source
Read More