Thursday, June 10, 2010

Quote of the Day

"On the other hand, when you train a long-backed macaque to walk bipedally as part of a kabuki drama, [it] develop[s] lordosis and a bicondylar angle."

It always gives me immense pleasure to find such a splendid sentence dropped, completely dead-pan, in the middle of a serious scientific discussion. The writer even pretends not to notice what he has said, not an easy trick at all. It's an interesting article by the way, if you like to keep up with theories on the convergent evolution of vertebra distribution (and who doesn't?)

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