November 24th is Evolution Day, in honour of the anniversary of the first publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in 1859. To celebrate – and not just because it happened to be convenient day for me – we are having a little soirée.
To make this party authentically evolutionary, the following provisions are in place:
- All attendees are required to have evolved by means of natural selection.
- We are serving 8 layer dip, which evolved from 7 layer dip, and potatoes wrapped in bacon, which evolved from scallops wrapped in bacon
- The will be an evolutionary biologist in attendance.
- My Flying Spaghetti Monster has been put on display.
The frogs will also be on display, though I sometimes wonder how their ancestors managed to survive natural selection, given that these guys are sometimes so clueless that they can’t find their food when it is literally sitting on top of their heads.
Happy Evolution Day, everyone!