In a high-tech laboratory in Nashville, Tennessee, a team of paleontologists pores over a virtual simulation. Fascinated, they watch as the computer recreates a process that first took place millions of years ago. Will they finally learn the truth about an organism so strange it defies our understanding of evolution itself?
Ever since the early 19th century, scientists and biologists have used tree-like diagrams to depict the relationships between different forms of life on earth. However, it wasn’t until Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859 that the idea really began to gain widespread popularity.