``With a MOO-MOO here and a QUACK-QUACK there . . .''

Ed Conrad (edconrad@prolog.net)
21 Nov 1996 14:06:34 GMT

Dave Arnold <d-max@worldnet.att.net> wrote
to talk.origins:

> I guess that's the part that I do not understand.
> How an animal can genetically teach itself to change
> over time. But then again, it had to teach itself to fly
> in the first place (or at least make wings). So, I guess
> we can shift it to that subject. Does this mean in millions
> of years that bunjee jumpers will evolve with elastic legs?

Right you are, Dave!
It's called The Power of Positive Thinking.
Someday soon, you'll see bungee jumpers bouncing
all over town.

It's really very simple!

THINK you want elastic legs and, if you're a bit patient,
you've got 'em. THINK you want wings and you've got 'em

How do you think zebras got their stripes? They
thought about 'em. And woodpeckers, their peckers?
Thought about 'em. And cows, their moo's? They thought
about 'em. And the ducks, their quacks? They thought
about 'em.

Imagine, for a moment, how difficult it would be to
train a cow to moo or a duck to quack.

Ever ask yourself a logical question? Why doesn't
a duck moo or a cow quack? Or, let me put it another
way, why doesn't a cow quack or a duck moo?

So, you see, evolution really boils down to The Power
of Positive Thinking.

I've been sitting the