domingo, fevereiro 01, 2004

Há hábitos mesmo difíceis de perder... (ii)

Mais à frente, na mesma edição do ПРАВДА, pode ainda ler-se, nos resultados de uma sondagem, que "76% dos russos consideram que a censura é parte intrgral dos média" [sic] e que "Em resposta à pergunta 'Quais as instituições sociais em que vc acredita mais?', 50% responderam 'Presidente Putin'".
"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)