Powers of Life

[Comic: Powers of Life]

How to read these

The lines are arbitrary in length, since it was drawn by hand. If something descends from a more recent shared fork, then it is more closely related.

Some interesting examples: Mice are more closely related to us than cats. Sea urchins are more closely related to us than insects. Mushrooms are more closely related to us than they are to plants.

by Madeleine on Sunday, 06 April 2008 at 02:47:43