Thursday, October 9, 2008

Evolution in Action

I've been out of the country recently, so my posts have dried up a bit. But in an attempt to get it going again here is an interesting article in National geographic about a new type of earthworm. Apparently, these worms belong to a new species and evolved in old used mines. They can tolerate very high concentrations of heavy metals and may be useful in cleaning up areas with high concentrations of heavy metals. One more example of evolution in action...or maybe God just got bored and dreamt these guys up.