Snake Born With a Foot
The interesting one today was an actual picture of a snake born with a foot.
This is important, of course, because mutations like this are never simply a brand new feature to the species. Fully-formed extra parts are either reproductions of a current part or throwbacks in evolutionary history.
Of course, creationists don't object to snakes showing that they had feet in their evolutionary past. They believe that snakes walked in the garden of Eden.
Comet Plays Moon for Jupiter for Twelve Years
This Scientific American Story was pretty interesting. I don't know how certain scientists are that the comet was really captured as a Jovian moon from 1949-1961, but they're awful good at calculating things like that.
Off Topic Grammar Comment Because I Love Grammar
By the way, since this is my blog, I'm going to go ahead and address things I love to talk about, like grammar.
When you want to use Jupiter as an adjective, as I just did in "Jovian moon," Jovian is the word to use. The interjection "by Jove," is actually a reference to Jupiter as a god, so it's a way of swearing. In this case, it's swearing as in an oath, not cussing.
Let's go one further. Swearing and cursing did not use to mean saying 4-letter words. They used to refer to actual oaths and curses. Since the Bible forbids both to Christians (Matt. 5:34; Rom. 12:14), swearing and cursing were negative things to do. Eventually, we applied the terms to any bad words, and thus cussing, a slang version of cursing, was born as a word.
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