Dr. Nathan Lents
Human beings are pretty confident by nature. As a species, we are pretty sure that we are at the top of the evolutionary scale. It turns out, this is not true at all. While we are without a doubt at the top of the food chain, there are several species that have remain unchanged for millions of years (the cockroach is a great example). We have changed a lot in the couple hundred thousand years we have been around, and not all of those changes have been perfect.
Dr. Nathan Lents is a biologist who has studied the human body and all of its design flaws. We sit down and discuss these flaws, as well as several other interesting topics including plant residue can be used in murder investigations, the importance (or lack thereof) of environment on the rate of evolution, how we still have a muscle that used to move a now non-existent tail, and the split between the Bigfoot and the UFO community.
*BONUS* – More Design Flaws of the Human Body
In this bonus episode, Dr. Lents walks me through our backwards eye, a nerve that takes the three foot scenic route instead of going 3 centimeters, and why we need to eat a varied diet while our dogs can eat the same thing every day and live long, healthy lives.