Tangled Bank, the best and longest running science blog carnival, is up at Behavioral Ecology Blog.
Be sure to check out:
Laelaps has a wonderful post on Convergence or Parallel Evolution.
Evolgen writes a post entitled I'M IN UR GENOME, ADAPTING UR HOST-SYMBIONT RELATIONSHIP.
Andre at Biocurious rounds out my triad with his post Life: What, when, how?
"It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us…. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."
- Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species (1859)