Friday, February 03, 2006

Viva la Evolution!

February 12th will be Charles Darwin's 197th birthday. Which is something worth celebrating, given the rising tide of thuggish, medieval ignorance spreading in this country and around the world. I think it'd be tiresome and a bit shrill to devote yet another post to bashing fundies just now, so instead -- in honor of Mr. Darwin -- here are a few more pictures of cute fuzzy primates. [As usual, each image links to its original source, where you'll typically find more info, and more & larger images.]

The first pic is of a pair of Pygmy Marmosets. Second is a Cottton-top Tamarin, a threatened species from Colombia. Third is an Emperor Tamarin, followed by a baby Gray Gentle Lemur. And finally we have Charles Darwin himself. Note the family resemblance.

It's impossible for any normal person not to go "Awwwww..." when looking at these pictures -- well, possibly except for the last one. People who get outraged by the idea that we're related to these lil' guys are just contemptible. I'm sorry, but that's just how it is.

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