Natures wonders: 13, 17-year cicadas (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Saturday, June 01, 2013, 15:46 (2214 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: I guess the same would apply to turtles. What a weird branch of the bush they are! I think they were put on Earth to show that Darwinism doesn't work as an explanation for evolution.

dhw: Maybe they evolved on Earth to show that the Turellist Theory of Anthropocentric Evolution has turned turtle.

I look at a turtle and feel sorry for them. Like medieval knights lugging around their armor, can't get right when they on their backs. I think God created them so we can see how lucky we are. My evolutionary bush is teleological. Purpose everywhere.

Speaking of turtles, a bit of autobiography: my birth surname was Turkeltaub, a slavic version of the German, Turteltaube, or turtledove in English. Why a bird mentioned in the OT got co-mingled with turtles is beyond me, but no more confusing than the strange branches of the bush of life. All they prove is that God made life's attempts at complexity very inventive. After all, travelling from rocks to life to consciousness is a major accomplishment.

But my family name lives on through the internet as well as procreation. There was a website that covered 19 branches of the name. I'm not sure it is active now. It was run by a distant cousin of mine in Venezuela. We have the same great-great grandfather.

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