Today, you are a member of… Sound Advice For Scientists
Nobody wants to lose an eye, members. The Cambrian explosion worked hard to give us those wonders of photosensitive ganglion cells that track and adjust our circadian rhythm, after all. And sure, neither the Mantis Shrimp with its most complex hyperspectral vision nor the Trilobite with its calcite crystals for peepers need no stinking goggles, but let’s face it: us monkeys, with our propensity for reckless experiments involving potentially detonating matter with fast-flying objects coupled with our non-cephalopod capacity for blind spots, warrant the extra step. So, this week, blast away with the blowtorch-friendly investigations, just keep the lasers from making you batty.