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Since size alone wasn’t sufficient to dominate the beasts of the field, what was? Brains, naturally. Thus the hominids, whether descended from or merely cousins of the apes, were successful at passing their DNA along, and as genetic experimentation went on, the bigger brains killed off the smaller brains, and bigger-brain DNA spread while bigger-muscle DNA didn’t.
And so it goes. It’s a very slow process, but it’s had an inconceivably long time to do it in. So all this maundering on about thermodynamics and such is simply mental masturbation. With such an incomprehensible length of time in which to operate, it’s no wonder that our puny consciousnesses find the process incomprehensible. And so, as my father said, the more I know, the more I know I don’t know.p>But one thing I know for sure. If we don’t stop the fanatics in the Middle East and North Korea from building nukes, the next cycle of evolution will start with the insects, primarily the cockroaches, who survived the first A-bomb blast without a whimper or any noticeable effect on their DNA. br> — Bob Johnson br> Bedford, Texas /p> p> OUR MAN IN RADIO br> Re: Jed Babbin’s substitute hosting for John Batchelor: /p> p>Hi Jed: You did a fantastic job hosting the John Batchelor Show. br> — T.G. Bailey /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?