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picado t1_j1xd1el wrote

> Carcinisation (or carcinization) is an example of convergent evolution in which a crustacean evolves into a crab-like form from a non-crab-like form. The term was introduced into evolutionary biology by L. A. Borradaile, who described it as "one of the many attempts of Nature to evolve a crab"


MosesActual t1_j1xe1v3 wrote

So, if we were ever to discover a hyper-evolved alien species, they'd probably be space crabs. And we'd probably be on our way to becoming crabs.

Crabs are the true form of life.


KingGorilla t1_j21rc36 wrote

There are only two paths: Return to monk or evolve to crab


Alone_Agent3576 t1_j1zxllo wrote

Check out Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. One of my favourite space crab first contact stories.