Here’s my chart of the month (made using Python). This is a variant of an older post that I cleaned up. I really like the way this turned out. Simple and elegant.
Check out David Dogglehoff over there…
That’s right. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and kale are all one disgusting species.
THEN WHY NOT:
I am aware that a) dogs and the veggies are all one species while the primates here are all different generas and families that diverged millions of years ago (rather than a few thousand), so the differences are much more pronounced and that b) the process of selective breeding (for dogs and veggies) is different than speciation, although it is very similar to sexual selection and I don’t know of any research suggesting that sexual selection is NOT how primates diversified. The common ancestor is an artist’s rendition of Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, which is the suggested common ancestor (or close to it) of humans and great apes.
We are to the great apes what the chinese crested/hairless chihuahua are to dogs
We’re not so different…
Notes: All images from Wikimedia commons except the one of me and the skeleton comparison (which came from Google images).