The theory of evolution is a complex one, so Bill Nye broke it down using something we all can understand: emojis.
Cartoon smileys represented molecules, and Nye explained, in a video, how they hooked together “probably with energy from the sun” and “accidentally found ways to reproduce themselves.” Nye explained, these molecules “could not make perfect copies of themselves,” and they kept reproducing these imperfections.
He continued, as emoji after emoji continuously popped up onscreen: “And pretty soon you had complicated things. These things, like bacteria, continued to reproduce, and they became things like multicellular organisms like barnacles, sea jelly ... even my old boss!”
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