Advertisement

Futureproof Extra: Some Assembly Required

We’re all too aware at this moment in time that viruses basically have no redeeming features. ...

Share this article

07.00 31 Mar 2020


Futureproof Extra: Some Assembly Required



Share this article

07.00 31 Mar 2020


We’re all too aware at this moment in time that viruses basically have no redeeming features. 

I mean, we’ve even come to think of some bacteria as good but can anyone remember one good thing they’ve ever heard about a virus? 

No? Well the answer is somewhat in the question because you have a virus to thank for your ability to remember anything in the first place. 

Neil Shubin, evolutionary biologist and author of Some Assembly Required, joins Jonathan to explore how the incredible diversity of life on our planet came to be.


Read more about

DNA Development Dinosaurs Diversity Double Helix Evolution Feathers Fish Futureproof Genes Jonathan Mccrea Lungs Mutations Neil Shubin Newstalk Some Assembly Required Traits Virus

Related Episodes

English sides hungry for the C...

00:15:09

English sides hungry for the Champions Cup | What South African sides will bring | PREMIERSHIP CLUBS

OTB Rugby

00:15:09


Japan through and Germany out...

00:32:10

Japan through and Germany out after VAR controversy | Spain survive | Damien Delaney

OTB Football

00:32:10


'De Bruyne needs a kick up the...

00:19:19

'De Bruyne needs a kick up the backside' | England can win the World Cup | JOHN GILES

OTB Football

00:19:19


Have Belgium wasted their gold...

00:27:20

Have Belgium wasted their golden generation? | Sympathy for Lukaku | THE NEWSROUND

OTB Newsround

00:27:20