Evo­lu­tion day

Weekend Herald - Canvas - - HEAD START -

For some­one who dropped out of med­i­cal school and mar­ried his cousin, old Chas Dar­win made quite a stir af­ter writ­ing one of the most fa­mous books no one has ever fin­ished. And to­day’s the day his On The Ori­gin Of Species came out. No, we didn’t come from storks, or magic, or aliens, we came from ... erm, we never fin­ished ei­ther — it needs a car chase — but ap­par­ently the gist of it in­volves mon­keys writ­ing Shake­speare on old type­writ­ers. Or some­thing like that. Any­way, the job’s clearly not fin­ished, there’s still lots of evolv­ing to be done. Let’s help ... Beached whales. Hey, they’re test­ing their land legs. Stop push­ing the bug­gers back. Lem­mings. Much like whales, they’re trail­ing wings. Let them jump. Black Caps. A new life form with no sense of pride, self­es­teem or hope is only a few losses away. Leave ’em be.

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