Barry Gordon LoveGrove & Caitlin Doughty

September 23, 2019

Mammals and birds are endothermic, “warm-blooded”. Amphibians, fish, and reptiles are ectothermic, “cold-blooded”. How did endothermy evolve? Can some animals be endothermic sometimes and at other times ectothermic? My guest tonight is BARRY GORDON LOVEGROVE. He is professor emeritus in the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. His new book traces the evolution of endothermy and looks at hibernation in tropical animals: FIRES OF LIFE: ENDOTHERMY IN BIRDS AND MAMMALS.

Have you ever worried that if you should die home and alone, that your pet dog or cat would eat you? On this episode of Inquiry our returning guest is writer and mortician CAITLIN DOUGHTY. Her new book answers this and many other questions that people have asked about when they have the “long goodbye”: WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS? BIG QUESTIONS FROM TINY MORTALS ABOUT DEATH.


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