"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

More Animal Tales

Perhaps your experience is different from that of our crack research staff, but none of them could recall having previously heard a Harvard professor say:
"My problem is imagining what it would be like to have a bipedal hominid and a chimpanzee viewing each other as appropriate mates, not to put it too crudely."
(He might want to check out the C stairwell at Wigglesworth, but that's just us.)

Story, titled "Human-chimp Split Was Messy," available HERE.

Comments on "More Animal Tales"


Anonymous Davenport said ... (10:39 AM) : 

What does the G&S staff feel about evolution?


Anonymous the g&s staff said ... (12:11 PM) : 

Some of us believe that God created the universe with age. After all, Adam appears to have been created an adult, without any preceding childhood, so why not an entire universe?

Some of us believe that God chose to use some process or means very much like evolution to create human beings.

All of us are looking forward to our opportunity to ask, and learn the answer.

Many of us believe that, when we are told the answer, we’ll learn that we were asking a question that turns out not to have been vary important.

In the meantime, we enjoy the sport of baiting evolutionists which, of course, can be fun for the whole family. They’re prickly, narrow-minded, and tend to splutter when confronted with facts. Since much of what they preach is based entirely upon faith, they have a hard time arguing on strictly scientific grounds.

But it’s still fun.


Anonymous drummond said ... (1:08 PM) : 

so the staff at g&s does not believe in evolution?

a further, not completely unrelated question, does the staff feel that the bible and the things written in it should be taken as truths?


Anonymous the oldtimer said ... (1:37 PM) : 

No one is even bothering to comment on what the Supreme Court's position likely will be regarding the constitutional status of human-chimp dating, marriage, or domestic partnerships. I suppose that by this time, the answer is so clear that it is not even worth discussing.


Anonymous the g&s staff said ... (3:30 PM) : 

"Drummond" reminds us of some particularly tedious attorneys with whom we are acquainted (some right down the hall from where Drummond is sitting as he types) who ask questions, but then don't listen to the answer they get.

They'll ask, "Do you contend that the value of this property is other than the value we have placed on it?"

You answer, "Yes. We dispute your valuation."

They respond, "So you agree with us, then. Good. It shows character, wisdom, and sophistication."

And if you correct them, they'll get all huffy, and finally allow as how, if you want to change your answer, they guess it's all right, but that you really ought to be more carefull in future.

As for Biblical authority, what do you think you mean by "taken as truths?"


Anonymous ms. sara brown said ... (4:44 PM) : 

does the staff at g&s believe the literal text:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen 1:1)

And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. (Gen 1:3)

So God created man in his own image, (Gen 1:27)


Anonymous the g&s staff said ... (4:55 PM) : 

We believe those things to be Truth.

There are many things you might mean by "believe the literal text," so we can't really answer that question.


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