Intelligent Design? I Don't Think So. Just ask Marine Mammals, the Spotted Hyenas, and Pandas.
In this week's Coffee and Complain, we talk YouTube’s political ads, which you can’t turn off and are forced to watch, and are equivalent to watching fiction. The Golden State Killer was sentenced, thank you Michelle McNamara. An no one is surprised that all those racist people who donated to have a wall built got their money stolen.
Despite what many think, evolution is not the survival of the fittest, but the survival of the just good enough. So sometimes evolution creates adaptations that decrease an organisms ability to survive but persists in the organism's population, like wisdom teeth. It’s called maladaptation, and is a trait that has become more harmful then helpful. Jennifer and Amber delve into some of the worst maladaptations in today's Earth, such as the female spotted hyenas giant genitalia. And is sleep a maladaptation or does Amber just think it's a waste of time? Or both.
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