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Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 01:11 pm
Lies, damned lies, and Darwin tours

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imomus
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Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)

I took a quick look round the show on Saturday and made a page of notes, with basic scenarios and stopping points worked out. In the heat of the moment, of course, I embroidered some new details in, but also forgot some of the best lines -- I was going to do a whole thing about how Darwin had reversed "ontogeny repeats phylogeny", discovering that when an individual discovers a new hobby, he condemns all future generations to have that hobby -- he changes, in other words, his species irrevocably. But I had enough on my hands negotiating the rooms in such a way that the other tours (the "reliable" ones) didn't clash with mine. It became, in fact, "survival of the fittest tour". I had a natural advantage in the form of the bull horn.

Edited at 2009-04-27 04:57 pm (UTC)


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