Richard Buggs on BBC: Darwin's Abominable Mystery

I joined soon after the last posts by @RichardBuggs Dr Buggs, but found his thoughts here on BBC interesting. Congratulations! It would be interesting to discuss the explosion of flowering plants.

New light shed on Charles Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’ - BBC News

Since they didn’t link to it in the BBC article, here is a link to Buggs’ paper (which is open access):

https://bsapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajb2.1592

Speaking of flowering plants, here is a recent New Scientist article that would be worth discussing in relation to your latter sentence:

Link to paper discussed by New Scientist (not open access but you can PM me):

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-01387-8

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Not Wednesday, October 24, 4101 BCE then?

I mentioned this en passant a couple of time recently. Me, me, me, me, me. It’s fascinating. 't’is all about gametophyte reduction in the alternation of generations! As Dr. Malcolm said, life finds a way.

I bet you it was still on a Wednesday.

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