Darwin specifically singled out beetles, but I think the principle might be generalizable. If it’s in an oratorio it must be true!
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consciousness razor says
Much more likely to be false…. Maybe they should stop, before it’s too late.
Think of it like the Mozart effect or ghost hunting or neoliberalism or whatever. Just keep making noise about it, and somebody out there will eventually believe. If you can get it on a cable network, even better.
Aren’t the tastes that indicate future success usually developed a bit earlier in life?
Robert Scott, in a last letter to his wife, advised her to “make the boy interested in natural history if you can; it is better than games”
Pierce R. Butler says
Darwin’s “gateway drug” was barnacles.
A Way Down Under spider story for Da Pee Zee:
We might extend the principle to arthropods in general. Scorpions? Resurrected, giant trilobites?
Also, the necromancer Johannes Cabal has a spider demon as a girlfriend, so if you are into celebrity worship this is another reason to be open-minded.
Would Gregor Samsa qualify as a specimen?