sábado, janeiro 24, 2004

Devidos agradecimentos públicos

Ao filho, pela referência feita no seu blog.

Aos vários leitores do Desesperada Esperança que, confiando na habitual qualidade das recomendações da Mão Invisível, cometeram a asneira de seguir o link (e até que nem foram poucos, uma vez que o contador "disparou" de 5 para 16 visitas!)

"In North America the black bear was seen by [Samuel] Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale."
Darwin, Charles; "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" (On the origin and transitions of organic beings with peculiar habits and structure)