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Ocean of Pseudoscience Shorty – Chemosynthetic ecosystems and independence from the sun

biology, deep sea, Natural Science, Ocean of Pseudoscience Week, Science

One of the many frequent claims that crop up in both popular and scientific reports about deep-sea hydrothermal vents is that chemosynthetic ecosystems are independent of photosynthetic ecosystems. Even high quality scientific reporting have been guilty of making this claim: “These animals live completely independent of sunlight” (NOAA Ocean Explorer). But are chemosynthetic systems totally […]

The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

Ocean of Pseudoscience Week

Science can often be complicated, which makes a simple explanation extremely appealing. Sometimes, these simple explanations are correct. Sometimes they are spectacularly wrong. One of the most complicated areas of science is evolutionary biology. Describing the origin of current speciesĀ  is a lot like putting together an enormous puzzle when most of the pieces are […]

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