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Let’s Play Guess the Embryo, and Then Watch a Movie

Let’s Play Guess the Embryo, and Then Watch a Movie

Nova has a full-length video online called, “What Darwin Never Knew” (preview below), along with a little game called “Guess the Embryo”.  This resemblance I referred in a recent article here on God Discussion.

The tree of life on Earth, is one of stunning diversity: 9,000 species of birds, 350,000 kinds of beetles, 28,000 types of fish; 2,000,000 living species and counting. And we are just one of them.

Play the game and see if you can tell which embryo belongs to which species.  It is hard, but I missed one out of four, but I have practiced trying to tell various embryos apart.  Thus, it is not easy, even for one who enjoys studying this subject.

The game starts out by showing you a human embryo.  Afterwards, there are a series of pictures, in which you pick which of the four species it is.  Only one of the four is correct, but seeing the human embryo and then seeing pictures of other embryo species, which includes non-mammals, will blow your mind.

Afterwards, you can watch a video that would blow even Darwin’s mind and find out just how much Darwin’s theory was right, as well as incomplete.  In the video, one will learn what Darwin did not know and did not possess the technology to learn.

But human embryos provided the most startling evidence.

The video is about two hours long and packed with fascinating educational information.  As my older son would say, “It is full of awesome!”

Scientists are finally beginning to crack nature's biggest secrets at the genetic level. The results are confirming the brilliance of Darwin's insights while revealing clues to life's breathtaking diversity in ways the great naturalist could scarcely have imagined.

Watch What Darwin Never Knew on PBS. See more from NOVA.

About Mriana

Mriana is a humanist and the author of "A Source of Misery", who grew up in the Church of God, Anderson Indiana. After she became an adult, she joined the Episcopal Church, but later left the Church and became a humanist. She has two grown sons and raises cats. Mriana raised her sons in the Episcopal Church, but in their teen years, they left the Church and she soon followed. One of her sons became a "Tao Buddhist" and the other a None, creating his own world view. She enjoys writing, reading, science, philosophy, psychology, and other subjects. Mriana is also an animal lover, who cares for their welfare as living beings, who are part of the earth. She is a huge Star Trek fan in a little body.
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  • Thanks for the information you have shared! It is very informative and also the people that will uses the game are about to think where do the embryo really belongs!

  • Wow! This is an interesting game. One would learn a lot while having fun. The video was amazing too. With the technology today, a lot of things will surely be uncovered. It's exciting to know what would they be. Thanks for the article.

  • That seems a very nice game!

  • It is a truly good game. You just need to have a try of it and you'll become a fan.

  • Indias Stv

    the game and see when you can tell which embryo goes to which species.
    It is hard, but I overlooked one out of four, but I've practiced
    wanting to tell numerous embryos apart. Ergo, it's not easy, actually
    for one who likes studying this subject.


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