Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday Charlie!





Last Thursday was Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his famous book "On the Origin of Species".

Through his curiosity and scientific mind, Darwin reasoned that people, animals and plants evolved by genetic variation and natural selection. Now if you are reading this you may just be getting to that point where you are about to head off to read your next blog of interest. But, STOP! If Prof/Dr/Mr Darwin was alive today I would ask him this question. Why, after the 150 years that his theory came into being, moreover, after the core of all biological study and research has come to view natural selection as being at its very core, why, oh why do we still have the following:

Men with hairy ears and over-grown eyebrows?
Women with hairy ears and over-grown eyebrows??
That crooked first toe on most women (and some men!)?
Crooked second toe?
GREY HAIR (personal matter?)
The ability for garlic odour to linger for days on end?
Shopping addiction?
Addiction to chocolate?
Addiction to coffee?
Did I mention shopping addiction?
The necessity to wear glasses?
The fact that you want to sleep in on a weekday but rise before the birds at the weekend?

I could go on, and on.


If you abide by Darwin's theories then you would also believe that we are in the process of a continuing evolution. Maybe these minor nuisances to some (afflications to others!) will be weeded out in generations to come!

P.S. Can you add to my list?? In a few days I will publish those suggestions with a link to your blog, if you don't mind, of course!

P.P.S. Don't you think that the bird looks less menacing than the ear?

8 comments:

a cat of impossible colour said...

Appendices! And tail-bones! And tonsils!

:)

Thanks for your good wishes on my blog ... I definitely need them! It's always good to know there are people out there in the blogosphere who understand. :)

A xx

P.S. A friend of mine held a party for Darwin's birthday, and made a cake covered in jelly dinosaurs.

Sarah Lulu said...

Thank you for your generous comment on my blog ...and I have many of those addictions (mentioned in yours) and a couple more!

Sarah Lulu

MyHijab said...

shopping addiction

food addiction

shopping addiction

shopping addiction

FOOD addiction

Lilly's Life said...

Yes, the ear is scary! Um blog addiction, stress, illness, wrinkles, tooth decay, long sightedness, greying hair, oh I could go on and on. Great post!

mae said...

wisdom teeth (a sore point at the moment),
hairy ANYTHING but especially toes and ears

Why shopping is tiring when there's plenty of money and boundlessly fascinating when broke.....


and many more!

Your comments always brighten up my day.


-Mae

see you there! said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I had go back some posts here and read so I could feel like I was getting acquainted.

Today I posted a recipe for hummus. I think you spell it differently and probably make it a lot better too.

Hope you son is doing ok.

Darla

The Writing Instinct said...

Andrea: Some great suggestions! What a fantastic idea to hold a party for Darwin! And, you are welcome, anytime.

Sarah Lulu: Welcome and thank you for commenting! I think many of us have at least one innocent addiction!

Houda: The food, the food, how could I forget the food!

Lilly: Welcome and thank you for your comment. Yes, how could i forget the wrinkles..hang on, maybe it is better that I do...you know, out of mind, out of sight!

Mae: You are always welcome! And, yes, as someone who is still recovering from a nasty wisdom tooth extraction 2 weeks ago, I know exactly where you are coming from!

Darla: Welcome to my blog and thank you for your comment. Hommous (regardless of how it is spelt!) is always a favourite in my household! Please, if there are any Lebanese/Middle Eastern cuisine recipes I could pass on, let me know. And, thank you for your concern about our son. He is coping, but does regularly get troubled by pain. Just wait and see I suppose.

Mervat
xx

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