Not only is this very cool, it helps me know if my arachnophobic mother is actually reading the blog. Cue horrified email in three…two…one…
My mother does not like spiders. She really, really does not like spiders.
But I do.
I approached Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L. Craig’s Spider Silk with hope and dread. Hope that I might learn a lot more about spiders. Dread that the authors would mangle evolutionary theory with over-simplification while trying to use spider silk to teach the general public about natural selection.
One of these emotions was unnecessary and wrong. Continue reading “Spider Silk”