Survival of the Sneakiest

I have previously written a post about how natural selection doesn’t necessarily lead to the best or the most optimal designs. Like the classic example of the QWERTY keyboard, evolution is not about what’s best. It’s about whatever works.

Well, here’s a comic that explains this – with an example of a sneaky cricket. It’s a bit long but amusing; not very refined, but succeeds in conveying an important lesson in understanding evolution… And there’s a bonus trivia about those annoying cricket chirps at the bottom of the comic!

[Click to embiggen. It might be easier to read it on the original link.]

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