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Life, Unbounded

Defining Life: Scientists Squirm, Chickens Carry On

It's a rubber chicken, in space, really (Credit: Earth-to-Sky, Bishop Union High School, CA)

What is life? Simple question, thousands of years of human intellectual torture trying to answer it. The truth is that ‘life’ really does seem to defy easy definition. We can say that it’s a natural phenomenon – yes, OK. Actually it might be better thought of as a number of deeply connected natural phenomenae, OK, [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

Right now, there’s a giant blue chicken in Trafalgar Square


I really like chickens. They are fascinating, beautiful, unbelievably diverse, complicated birds. I’m academically interested in them. Oh, and we should probably stop eating them. While in London recently for the Cryptozoologicon launch (yes, it went really well, thanks), the family and I went to Trafalgar Square. Obviously, I haven’t been there for a while, [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

Chickens, 2012

I spend a lot of time looking at chickens. Try looking at them yourself. They’re incredible. I don’t want to say too much about chickens as I’ll be here all day (drat, semi-failed). Must say a few brief things though. The history of chicken domestication is complex (though the Red junglefowl Gallus gallus is the [...]

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