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All the News That’s Too Big To Print
Size matters. At least that’s the result of some recent research on long-term evolutionary trends that I’ll be reporting in tomorrow’s New York Times. Here are the first few paragraphs…
You can read the rest of the article here.
As is so often the case, I wish the article could have ended with a big fat asterisk, along with a footnote reading, "There’s more to the story, but you’ll have to visit The Loom for it."
This notion about size increase, known as Cope’s Rule, has a long, checkered history, and this history say a lot about how the entire science of evolutionary biology has changed over the years. Cope’s Rule is named after the American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope,