Evolution & Natural Selection

I went for a recovery run yesterday – Legs still feeling the efforts in Snowdonia but after a few miles they sorted themselves out again. Toes healing …. again.

What was interesting to me wasn’t so much the run but an example of both evolution and natural selection and how nature gets it right an humans get it wrong.

Evolution – I found these little dudes everywhere

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Jellyfish with sail on back allowing them to drift with the wind – Amazing when you think how creatures evolve to fit their ecological niche.

Natural Selection – I took a photo of this dude

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As I ran the length of the beach he spent at least 30 mins or so right under the cliffs – Amongst all the angular rocks which have clearly just fallen and not been eroded. He was with his family so at least they could see him get squished from a great height. He wouldn’t be the first to get killed around here. I was going to warn him but then thought nahh I’ve been told to mind my own business enough times by idiots I’d rather see natural selection take its course and weed out the gene pool.

So I concentrated on the view

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Where did the mountains go?

Author: Gareth

Running coastal trails in South Wales and working on a healthier body and mind

6 thoughts on “Evolution & Natural Selection”

  1. i should send my neighbours walking under those cliffs… then stand on top and nudge the edge!
    Hey, you have a beach… you can’t have a beach and mountains, not only would i have shoe envy, beach envy… but Mountain envy AND life envy too! How would i cope?

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