Wednesday, May 20, 2009

If Ida Known She Was Harmless, Ida Fossilized Her Myself!

Of Darwin's posse, I count myself one.
So I am pleased that our new missing link
A fossil we call Ida, just for fun,
Might bear his name if we all stay in sync.
Darwinius cries out sometime to be
A genus. Per Carl Zimmer, there's debate
Among taxonomists if something we
Have only named online can really rate
As nomenclature in the lit'rature.
I'm also much amused that certain folk
Are up in arms and newly insecure;
That this dead primate-lemur can provoke
A new round of bad monkey's uncle japes.
We're made out of spare ribs, not out of apes!

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