segunda-feira, janeiro 05, 2004

Woody Allen e o Universo em expansão

Conduzido pela mão invisível do Desesperada Esperança, fui levado até When the universe is expanding it can make you late for work, um artigo de Woody Allen no Daily Telegraph de ontem.

"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)