Richard Dawkins: Insurance Policy: Two Eggs, One Survivor

Richard Dawkins explains the related egg-laying habits of Nazca Boobies, Blue Footed Boobies and Gannetts. These evolved adaptations may seem cruel to us, but the genes for these varying insurance policies get passed on through the surviving chicks to future generations.

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“In May 2007, I went to Galapagos with a large group from the
Center for Inquiry. As a small group of us walked with the guided
parties over the island, occasionally I would take the opportunity to
film the wildlife and speak about their significance. The result are
these ‘vignettes’, which were unscripted.”

Richard

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