Sunday, March 31, 2013

Peacock Tail Feathers Abstract

After this piece was done, the only thing I could think of was a peacocks tail feathers fanned out. Hope you like. Male peacocks tail was a vexing problem for the father of evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin, who struggled to explain why the bird should have such a seemingly burdensome trait. Darwin finally struck upon the idea of sexual selection, which posits that extravagant traits like the peacock's colorful fan of feathers provided an advantage in the competition for mates that outweighed other disadvantages.

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