Let’s Play Guess the Embryo, and Then Watch a Movie
On December 21, 2011 At 9:44 am
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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.