I read an article the other day that, if true, isn’t good news for penguins. Or for us people. It suggests that penguins and people share an evolutionary trait. Well, actually, it’s not a suggestion. It’s pretty much a statement of fact. But like everything science, and let’s be honest about it, facts change. That begs the question, is the statement, and its conclusion, true?
There’s one statement in the article that I maybe half agree with.
Penguins are evolution’s most entertaining product.
I just need to make one slight change to it.
evolution’s a most entertaining product.
Penguins certainly are entertaining. Lots of other animals are too. But there’s something about the way they look (like they’re going black tie tuxedo all the time), the way they walk, and the way they act. Penguins have a very tough life/. But they’re also very comical.
A bit later, we find out:
Do penguins and people share an evolutionary trait?
After all we’ve read, why does it matter if penguins and people share an evolutionary trait? For one thing, the trait we seem to share, at least in some scientists’ view, is our ability to evolve fast enough. That’s especially critical for the penguins, given one of the conclusions in the article.
“I think the fate of penguins is tied up in the fate of humanity, really.”
Given that we humans can’t even on the existence of global warming, I think we and the penguins are in one heck of a lot of trouble.
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