Friday, January 13, 2006

What A Piece of Work is Man

DarkSyde writes a great introduction to evolutionary biology in DailyKos, including some great graphics.

"Our school systems teach the children that they are nothing but glorified
apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud,'' said House
Republican Majority Whip Tom DeLay, by way of explaining the school massacre
in Littleton, Colo.

Good grief, "evolutionized"? If the idea is self-adulation, I like Shakespeare's take better:

What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in
faculties! in form and moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals!

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