Sunday, April 19, 2009

On Serendipidous Adaptation

It just occurred to me that evolution has some awkward twists and turns that occassionally result in a sociological benefit no one really considers.

Take drunken behavior.

In everyday life if woman walked up to you wearing leopard tights and one shoe and fell over you before vomiting in your crotch you'd call 911 and then ask to be reimbursed for your dry cleaning.

But no, when alcohol is involved this is called Friday, and the stumbling and slurred speech all derive from impediments to the cerebellum, turning us into large, happy children in need of help and this is instinctually what we give our inebriated comrades.

And then we draw on them with Sharpie.

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