October 6, 2016 — February 5, 2022

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Figure 1

Julien d’Huy attempts phylogeny of myths (I’m not sold on this; there are no good null models here and parallel evolution and selection bias could easily wreck it. Fun though.)

Phylogeny of phyla, visualised? Check out Evogeneao Tree of Life Explorer to learn that the Coelacanth is your 190 millionth cousin, 100 million times removed.

Also, Georgia Ray argues There’s no such thing as a tree (phylogenetically). Or a Lime, upon closer inspection. Lemons are real though.

Figure 2: It seems that every shrub is a tree waiting to happen.

1 References

Irfan, Mohammad T, Md Akhtaruzzaman, Md Islam, and Md M Alam. 2007. Mathematical Representation and Analysis of Rhythms from Various Regions.” In, 13–16. IEEE.
Puigbò, Pere, Yuri I Wolf, and Eugene V Koonin. 2009. Search for a ‘Tree of Life’ in the Thicket of the Phylogenetic Forest. Journal of Biology 8 (6): 59.
Stanley, Kenneth O. 2007. Compositional Pattern Producing Networks: A Novel Abstraction of Development.” Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines 8 (2): 131–62.
Youngblood, Mason, Karim Baraghith, and Patrick E. Savage. 2020. Phylogenetic Reconstruction of the Cultural Evolution of Electronic Music via Dynamic Community Detection (1975-1999).” arXiv:2011.02460 [q-Bio, Stat], November.