March 11th, 2007

You know how evolution works, right? Survival of the fittest? But it doesn't have to happen according to nature's criteria, you can shape the process yourself!

Okay, technically you don't _have to_ intervene, it will run fine just by itself. But if you want to shape the future of the planet, here's your chance!

Here's what you do.

  1. Pick the species you care most about.
  2. Acquire 5 organisms of the species.
  3. Put them through your series of physical tests.
  4. Try not to kill all 5, because if one of them survives, that's the strongest organism that will carry the torch.

For instance, if you think cats aren't sufficiently resistant to fire.. Okay, that experiment may take some tuning (and possibly quite a few more than 5 cats), so maybe start with something simpler.

For instance, how lame is it that most plants can't survive under water? Take a cactus, for example. Pour a cup of water over it, not just to feed it, but to give it a real challenge. If it survives that, next week you add a cup. And so on. Eventually some of your cactii will die, but the one that survives is the most resistant to water! Now you plant your cactus back in the desert and hope it will reproduce. Hey, some things you just can't force.

NOTE: Beware of the Plant- and Animal Cruelty people, they will accuse you of all kinds of nonsense. These hippies simply don't understand that nature is brutal and science can't but follow the rules.

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4 Responses to "myEvolution"

  1. erik says:

    Forget plants and animals, I would like for humans to be able to breathe underwater with global warming and rising seas and all. Any volunteers?

  2. numerodix says:

    Well, when it comes to humans, you'll run into legal problems I'm afraid.

  3. Jack says:

    What's wrong with hippies?

  4. numerodix says:

    'hippies' used freely as a term describing people whose perspective on reality is very unrealistic and fantasy like. Doesn't make them hippies, I was throwing the stereotype, tongue in cheek.