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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Evolve - Size

Episode 8


Life has evolved into a multitude of sizes. Over the course of three billion years, life has taken on many forms – from an .02-micrometer-long bacteria to the 110-foot-long blue whale. Scientists are learning how the struggle for survival has led some animals to become small and others to get huge.

Understanding the evolution of size tells us why giant dinosaurs went extinct while the first tiny mammals thrived; gives us answers to why mammoths evolved into pygmies when restricted to islands; and why carnivorous mammals have never grown to weigh more than a ton. Whether it’s the speed of movement or population numbers, the biological world revolves–and “evolves”–around size.


It’s a tough, violent, and lethal world out there, and it’s been that way since the dawn of time. Roughly 99 percent of all species have become extinct. What enabled that other one percent to survive the cutthroat competition?

Their ability to…. EVOLVE.

Through a stunning combination of dramatizations, computer animations, live action nature footage and lab work; discover the biological and behavioural innovations that have kept us all on this Earth!

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

33 comments:

Potato Skinz said...

Thanks for the vids... Will be 'buying' these in the next few days!

razortek said...

great post man!

Nie Mand said...

great, I still didn't watch the last episode. Keep them coming, I will witch it very soon.

Pope Smurf said...

Yeah, new episode!

Max Steel said...

I miss megafauna

James said...

Loved it! keep them coming.

Savage Nugget said...

I love this series. :D

Lewis said...

great series :)

Kevorkian said...

Interesting

Rezden said...

Great video. Sucks we won't see being 8 feet tall. :)

MRanthrope said...

this is a crazy interesting series man

momo said...

i wanna be smaller

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

another great episode!

Fuuuuuuuu said...

that was interesting... i like the videos

btw, check out my new post on GTL Everyday :)

Jackie said...

This is awesome, keep it up!

Tweek said...

Great post! Following you.

Indie0987 said...

Thanks for the continuing awesome.

Come At Me Bro said...

I should see this!

Freshman said...

great! why you don't have ads by adbrite?

iMonei said...

getting hooked on the show

amidoinitrite? said...

these vids help a lot!

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JRam said...

I wonder how the biomass of ants was determined. So many interesting facts!

Slumph said...

Your series' are a daily hit for me =D

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Eferhilda said...

Funny how people always think that bigger is better. Which is usually not the case when it comes to how things work out in the natural world.

Red Baron said...

when's the next one ?!

Swift Love said...

yup, i agree with Eferhilda

Tal Zahn said...

Added to the list. Watched some more last night, and noticed that a lot of the "How the Universe Works" that you originally linked us to was taken down. Glad I saw it when I did!

Dan said...

Megafauna FTW! I would also like a 2 foot tall horse though.

BLUERAD said...

Cool stuff, these series are pretty interesting.

MacPCharmony said...

I like this :)

Satan said...

Awesome, I love watching these.

Commsky said...

my head still try's to wrap around just how long these things must have taken to evolve

Muhunty said...

i love the evolve series.

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