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dobbspic I write on science, medicine, nature, culture and other matters for the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, National Geographic, Scientific American Mind, and other publications. (Find clips here.) Right now I'm writing my fourth book, The Orchid and the Dandelion, which explores the hypothesis that the genetic roots some of our worst problems and traits — depresison, hyperaggression, violence, antisocial behavior — can also give rise to resilience, cooperation, empathy, and contentment. The book expands on my December 2009 Atlantic article exploring these ideas. I've also written three books, including Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral, which traces the strangest but most forgotten controversy in Darwin's career — an elemental dispute running some 75 years.

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Posted on: February 16, 2010 3:27 PM, by David Dobbs

A salamander with no lungs, which breathes entirely through its skin:

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The tiny gecko and transparent frog pictures are more impressive. Lungless salamanders aren't really that uncommon. There's at least 14 different species of them native to the northeastern US.

Posted by: Kierra | February 16, 2010 3:46 PM


But I like the picture.

Posted by: David Dobbs | February 16, 2010 4:04 PM

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