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Proof that Tardigrades have Advanced Civilizations

tardigradebookThose of you who have read Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap know about the conversation my friend Margie (the Natural Sciences chair at the college) and I had about tardigrades, where we invented a societal structure for them.

I had no idea these water bears (as tardis are known) were the subject of a Cosmos episode this week! Now you can see pix of them. They are adorable, and, as the episode pointed out, tough. You can see how working mom tardigrades seem entirely possible. :]

Enjoy the tardis. Margie and I created a whole village system with elders and everything. Because, let’s face it, science or not, these little guys are friggin’ adorable.

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