Thursday, September 24, 2009

Beauty in the eye of the genetisit

on A more positive Note - Another reason why genetic variation is AMAZING WONDERFUL (thank you Ryan for sending this to me:

Anyway -->  back to the original post

This is the sort of biological quirk that is perfect - just perfect.
This is a vestigial structure - back from the junk DNA.

I feel really horrible when people see this as an omen of something wrong - the frogs are something wrong - missing limbs - something wrong - a third of the population with the same deformity - something wrong.

But this
this is just something beautiful.  Just DNA showing us something we all have hidden in our junk DNA  - little histories hiding and ready to unfold.

I'm so sad it was killed.
This snake would have been my friend.

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