Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Exciting new fact

I have just learned the closest living relative of the Hippo is the Whale! Crazy, huh? Manatees and Elephants are also closely related.

I'm reading The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins, a backwards journey to the beginning of life on the planet, which stops each time a major group joins the evolutionary trail that we are journeying back on. During the journey, continents are moving, extinctions come and go, the earth gets hot and cold, and millions of generations cause incredible varities of changes. The planet is in a constant state of flux and change, slow and abrupt.

Also, I ate a bit for Mark's morning bun from Tartine earlier today. One of the best morning buns ever. God bless Tartine.


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