Chris J. Durden drdn at
Wed Nov 24 18:06:20 EST 1999

Hey Ken!
  You did read my mind. Distance does not matter, it's how you read that

At 11:20  24/11/99 -0900, you wrote:
>	I can't read Chris Durden's mind at this distance--but I would guess
>that when he said "So many naughty things have evolved out there..." he
>was not referring to the moral failings of humans. It's more likely he
>was referring to the (to our mind) unpleasant ways that so many creatures
>make a living. Get yourself a copy of Oldroyd's 'The Natural History of
>Flies' for some appalling examples of what creature A can do to creature
>B. Or what about the snail parasite that gets eaten by an ant--and then
>takes over the ant's brain and makes it climb to the top of a blade of
>grass and lock its jaws on the grass and go into a coma--so the ant can
>be eaten by a sheep and the parasite can complete its life cycle. I have
>no trouble with the idea of this kind of system evolving--but if it were
>created by a benevolent God, then his benevolence did not extend to ants,
>or sheep.
>							Ken Philip
>fnkwp at

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