domingo, fevereiro 22, 2004

Vinte anos é muito tempo

Leio no Expresso que o processo da Caixa Económica Faialense vai, quase de certeza, prescrever no próximo dia 11 de Abril.

E digo quase de certeza porque, conforme a notícia, "só por milagre" o Tribunal Constitucional decidirá em tempo útil sobre um recurso entretanto apresentado.

A CEF faliu em 1982...
"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)