Tag Archives: Evolution

Anthropology of the Mushroom Kingdom

The so-called “Mushroom Kingdom” is a hotbed of biological discovery. We’ve already covered the intriguing evolution and ecology behind bipedal turtles, giant meat-eating plant colonies, egg-spitting tuatara and even ghosts, but that is still only scratching the surface of the … Continue reading

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Pokemon Battles in Context Part 2 – Those Of Us About To Faint Salute You

Last time we looked at the origin of bloodsports, particularly cockfighting. Our species’ fascination with forcing other species to fight for our own amusement lead to the domestication of the chicken, and only after that to the development of the … Continue reading

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The US Government’s War on Buffalo

Awhile ago, I wrote about the New Zealand colonists’ attempt to wipe out local species as a reflection of their conflict with the indigenous Maori. While not done as a direct attempt to hurt the Maori people, both the stated … Continue reading

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Eufriesea – A Game of Orchid Bees

I’m very happy to announce my second Patreon-funded game. Eufriesea are a genus of orchid bee, and I’ve wanted to make a game about them for awhile. Orchid bees are not social like honey bees. They are solitary, only meeting … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Mushroom Kingdom – The Evolution and Ethnobotany of the Piranha Plant

People often think of plants as a relatively static form of life. They are more passive and reactive to their environment as opposed to the more active and dynamic animals. Some people have trouble even thinking of plants as anything … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Mushroom Kingdom – The Yoshi

Throughout history, there have been men and women brave enough to take unpopular stances in the name of scientific progress. Galileo was jailed for his astronomy research. Hypatia was brutally murdered by a mob of fanatics for being a woman … Continue reading

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