Evolution in A Centaur’s Life

Evolution in A Centaur’s Life As I have said before, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is a major underpinning of modern biology and A Centaur’s Life is unique in the fact that it makes evolution a major plot point.  Other anime might mention evolution as causing something, Newtypes in Gundam, or the human-like Invid in Robotech, Read More …

Does Shin Uchia really understand biology?

Does Shin Uchia really understand biology?   Shin Uchia is a short-lived antagonist in the ongoing “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Continuation” of the long-lived Naruto franchise.  Not much is given about his background beyond his being a former test subject of Orochimaru.  What makes him so special is that he has a rare gift: his Read More …

Human evolution in Gundam- What is a newtype

Human Evolution in Gundam- aka the newtype   It goes without saying that any anime fan worth his salt knows about the Gundam multimedia franchise.  It first began in 1979 with the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and continues to this day with Iron Blooded Orphans.  The series has several key elements that combine to give Read More …

The Genetics of Super Saiyans

The Genetics of the Super Saiyan If you haven’t heard of the multimedia franchise of Dragon Ball, then you are either extremely young or living under a rock.  Dragon Ball along with Sailor Moon was one of the anime that put Japanese animation on the map in the United States and around the world.  For Read More …

Evolution in Anime

Evolution in Anime I’ve been on a bit of a biology kick this week as today’s lesson will be about evolution in anime and by evolution, I mean the scientific theory and not a discussion about changing art styles.  Now I know that Darwin’s theory of evolution, the cornerstone of modern biology, is a controversial Read More …