Evolving to simplicity

You all know how I love a good podcast 🙂 Radiolab did a GREAT episode recently that has recently struck a chord with me called Shrink. It is a really interesting discussion on new viruses (biological not the electronic type), that may not be viruses, and why they haven’t been found before. But even more interesting, to me, is that these new viruses are giving rise to a theory that evolution may go backwards. That is to evolve towards simplicity as well as evolving towards complexity. I love this idea because in my own life I have been evolving towards simplicity in a fashion. Simpler life, less stress, focusing only on a few things and it’s great that science agrees with me!