Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this weekâ€™s post is an audio file.
I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ll make a habit out of this, but I told someone recently how easy it is to make a podcast and I thought that Iâ€™d better actually try it myself.
So listen to this bad boy and tell me whatâ€™s wrong with it.
[Update: I can already see that itâ€™s hard to update/correct an audio post. For example, right after I posted it, someone pointed out that I didnâ€™t connect the dots about why a larger brain might lead to fewer successful births.
(I meant that larger brains have to fit into larger baby heads, which makes childbirth harder. Also, the way to get around having such large heads at birth is to let the baby be born even earlier in development than human babies are born. Which may make them even less likely to survive.)
Also, Iâ€™m starting to think that fewer, not more, people will get to a post if itâ€™s audio. Shrug.]
Unfortunately, I don’t know how to embed it yet, so you kinda have to download it.