Episode 197: Carl Sagan on Natural and Artificial Selection

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos is still relevant, still enlightening, and still entertaining after twenty-nine (!) years. I am fond of them all, but the one that sticks in my mind is the tale of the Heiki Crabs, which bear, ostensibly, miraculous markings on their shells. Carl explains why, and relates this artificially selected phenomenon with the theory of natural selection.

Playlist

Cosmos 1
Alleee 1
Instrumental Theme
Sister Rosetta Tharpe * Strange Things Happen Every Day
Cosmos 2
Mike Hurst & His Orchestra * Wednesday’s Child
Chester Wardell * Don’t Let Go
Cosmos 3
Apartment One * Step Inside
Pimp Daddy Supreme * Pick Up the Phone
Cosmos 4
John Baker * New Worlds
Doye O’Dell * Countdown
Cosmos 5
All-Star Orchestra * A Taste of Honey
The National Cynical Network * Free Will
Cosmos 6
David Snell * Windmills of Your Mind
God’s Kids * God’s Kids
Cosmos 7
Buddy Cole * I’m Beginning to See the Light
Orlann Divo * Samba Toff
Cosmos 8
Devo * Corporate Anthem
Norel Pref * Slackness Left My Life
Cosmos 9
Frédéric Mercier * The Child and the Tree
TATU * Robot
Cosmos 10
Alleee 2

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