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The Beauty Puzzle

Update: 2019-02-08133
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When a female animal is checking out her prospects, natural selection would dictate that she pay attention to how healthy, or strong, or fit he is. But when it comes to finding a mate, some animals seem to be engaged in a very different game. What if a female were looking for something else - something that has nothing to do with fitness? Something...beautiful? Today we explore a different way of looking at evolution and what it may mean for the course of science.


This episode was reported by Robert Krulwich and Bethel Habte and was produced by Bethel Habte.


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Comments (5)

Julie McLaughlin

why are these grown people acting like they have never heard of sexual selection.

Mar 1st
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Julio Ramos

Julie McLaughlin lonelyness is at an all time high at a time when we are more connected would be my guess.

Mar 18th
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Cameron Walker

Robert's voice cuts out at the end of the episode (last 15 seconds)

Feb 11th
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Holls Balls

Keeps stopping after the ad

Feb 8th
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mmmmesco

FINALLY!

Feb 8th
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