RSF: Perfect Camouflage of Color Blind Octopus
This is the show from Friday, December 30th 2011.
* A Stunning Ability of the Octopus, the Invalid B.C.E. Dating, & Hibernation
: Real Science Friday
co-hosts Fred Williams
and Bob Enyart
discuss more great news stories from the winter 2012 edition of Creation
magazine including the extraordinary ability of the color blind octopus (as shown in the YouTube video below) to turn color almost immediately to camouflage itself, and the confused effort of the politically correct to do away with the use of B.C. & A.D. And the guys talk about bears hibernating, the fast and massive lava flow on the planet Mercury, and tree customers around the world not getting excited about the supposedly millions-of-years-old Wollemi pine.
* Post-Show Note: Real Science Friday is looking for a sketch artist!
Help us create the RSF Dawkins Color Vision Challenge! Similar to our PZ Myers Trochlea Challenge
(for which PZ honestly answered, "I don't know"), Bob and Fred are constructing a similar challenge but this time for Richard Dawkins, and regarding a different aspect of the alleged evolution of vision. The guys are hoping to get an artist to volunteer to sketch their challenge, and also, they're eager to get comments and constructive criticism emailed to them on the challenge itself.
: Have you browsed through our Science Department
in our online store? Check out especially Walt Brown’s In the Beginning
and Bob’s interviews with this great scientist in Walt Brown Week
! You’ll also love Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez’ Privileged Planet
), and Illustra Media’s Unlocking the Mystery of Life
)! You can consider our BEL Science Pack
; Bob Enyart’sAge of the Earth Debate
; Bob's creation/evolution debate that hits on Junk DNA
with famous evolutionist Dr. Eugenie Scott (see description below); and the superb kids' radio program Jonathan Park: The Adventure Begins