Was walking along yesterday and saw a heron in the river. He was standing dead still and grabbing fish as they swam past when I realised, that it's legs were identical to a lot of the grasses it was stood in. Even had little nobbly bits around the knees like reed or cane does. Got me wondering if nature had evolved it like that deliberately and how that process begins?
Like those fish that are totally defenseless but have learned to blend into the rock surface - that shit can't have happened by accident. How does something notice that a certain trick works for them and then evolves into actually being able to do that kinda thing whenever it so desires? For me, that is also far cleverer than being able to go to the moon or read a Haruki Murakami book.
Got me wondering if in years to come, we'll realise that people who see ghosts or are telepathic were actually pioneering early evolutionary stages of the next phase of humanity. Or just nutters.
My mate reckons we've sadly stopped evolving as the human race isn't about survival of the fittest now and plenty of us useless, asthmatic ill people who once would have got killed are now clogging up humanity's ability to improve.
Not really sure what this thread is about... Maybe animals that do cool shit or things you'd like to think humans will do in 1000 years time? Or maybe you could answer me why humans are loads taller now than 100s of years ago, because if you look at old castle doorways or watch Time Team, you'll find people used to be about 4 foot on average.