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Calling fellow bio bloggers -- help get the word out for the special issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach
all about eye evolution. The content is free to access online and the
authors include many of the world's top eye evolution researchers. A
handy table of contents with links is provided below for easy copy and
paste maneuvers.

Evolution: Education and Outreach
Volume 1 Issue 4


The most recent issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach is now available free online. This is a special issue devoted to the evolution of eyes. You may recognize some of the names in the table of contents, as several of these authors are also bloggers. Enjoy.

Evolution: Education and Outreach

Volume 1 Issue 4
The evolution of eyes
Edited by T. Ryan Gregory


As indicated by the popular vote totals, there is little support for the claim that a coalition government between the Liberal and NDP parties in Canada would be undemocratic. However, this represents a very rough analysis because the Canadian system, like many others, is a first-past-the-post process in which the candidate with the most votes is elected regardless of the margin.
Ok, so Canada elected a conservative government again, meaning that the Conservative Party of Canada
(a merger of the former right-centre Progressive Conservative Party and far-right Canadian Alliance) won more seats than the other parties. However, they did not win more than all other parties combined, which means that they have a minority government. In such a parliamentary system, the Prime  Minister is the leader of the party who won the most seats, although his party may still be a minority in parliament.