Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Knowledge Leads To Dead Flies!

On this page at the Scientific American site, the second article down (blurb, really, refers to an article in another magazine) down made me laugh! It's here: Dumb and dumber—a real plus if you're a fly

So far it's been discovered that stupidity and ignorance leads to longer life for fruit flies. The first thing I thought of, naturally, is...
Didn't God say from the beginning not to eat from that tree or else death will follow?
The scientists have postulated that the educated flies use more energy therefore running out more quickly. Is anyone else picturing a class full of bored, drowsy, sliding-out-of-their-chairs kids at school? LOL!

This was just too good to pass up!