tags: ducks, birds, phallus, vagina, evolution, reproduction
An interesting article was published today by a group led by Patricia Brennan in the open-access journal, PLoS One, about the structural co-evolution of duck phalluses and vaginas. What, you ask? Ducks have phalluses? Yes, indeed they do…
Here's Discovery Institute flak Casey Luskin commenting on an article about evolution posted at MSNBC's website. The MSNBC article is available here.:
Question: What do you do when a theory logically predicts both (a) and not (a)?Answer: Apparently you heavily promote it.
MSNBC recently published…
Patricia Brennan from Yale University is trying to encourage male Muscovy ducks to launch their ballistic penises into test tubes.
Normally, the duck keeps its penis inside-out within a sac in its body. When the time for mating arrives, the penis explodes outwards to a fully-erect 20cm, around a…
the last one of these I did was kind of scary, I decided to do
one that is not so scary. It is just plain weird.
But there is an interesting story to it.The
female is on the left; the male is on the right. These are
the genitalia of mallards: