Sunday, November 20, 2005

Tyrrell Museum

We spent a few hours yesterday at the Tyrrell Museum, Alberta, admiring their incredible exhibits on dinosaurs and other paleonotological subjects. This plaque sums up a lot of what geology has to teach modern political science:



Some people like to believe that the dinosaurs became extinct because they had small brains. This is highly unlikely as they managed to survive a lot longer than homo sapiens has thus far. It seems more likely that we will become extinct, not because we have small brains but because we seem incapable of using what we've got to the greatest advantage. In the case of evolution, this means survival of the fittest!

The message for today is in the photo: don't fight change, run with it.

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