Getting It

17 Aug

It may well be the case that the intelligentsia are far ahead of me, but I wanted to take a moment to complain about something I perceive as an oversimplification in popular science.

Why did dinosaurs have feathers and giant skin-sails? Mating.

Why do birds sing and dance? Mating.

Why does a Hippo spin its tail at high speeds while using it to fling poop everywhere? Mating.

Extrapolating from that kind of thinking, Straight Edgers are just self-milking bull teets, which strikes me as an unfair characterization.

Why do folks shave their hair into a Mohawk?

Why do people choose to drive Escalades?

Why does a married man wear too much cologne to the office?

I think mating is often the easy answer to a more socially complex question.

4 Responses to “Getting It”

  1. bmj2k August 17, 2010 at 21:26 #

    Words fail me. (That video?!?!?)

    • JRD Skinner August 18, 2010 at 15:19 #

      I came across the series while bored and checking out The Sundance Channel.

      I… I guess when you’re independently wealthy you can re-evaluate your priorities.

  2. Winnie August 18, 2010 at 15:12 #

    She’s probably the only person in the world that can pull that off. Love it!

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