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Horrakapotchkin! It seems that hsi is no longer available - something t do with a 'terms of use violation'. I do hope the problem - whatever it is - is cleared up as this really was rather cool.

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and a useful introduction to some of the terminology used in phylogenetics. (Courtesy, as usual, of PZ - either he spends hours on YouTube, or some of his minions do!) I rather liked the comment that phylogenies often leave out the wholly extinct groups, & this can sometimes give a rather unrealistic impression of the true complexities of a group's evolutionary history.

 

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Hmm, says it's been removed because of a Terms of Use violation.

Oh rats! It was a nice little video too :-(

The conspiracy theory part of me (come on, admit it, we all like a conspiracy!) wonders if a few of videos that PZ links to are becoming subject to "complaints" from the ID crowd.

As for his minions, I suspect they include the people who write emails to him pointing out this, that and the other.

Ooh, ooh, I'm a minion!

LOL :-)

[off-topic]

Now this is a job for a scientific tehcno-geek: "Britain's domestic spy MI5 agency is advertising for a chief scientific adviser." (http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/2343253/Britains-MI5-spy-agency-hunting-for-a-Q)

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