Evolution for Emmy

At Uncertain Principles, Emmy (the blogger's dog) wants to know why people are still so fired up over evolution and what it all means. Chad Orzel tries to explain to her that evolution is not a directed process toward a specific goal --  that she is not more evolved than that German Shepherd up the block. It's a cute read for laypeople trying to understand evolution.

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