>Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 18:59:37 +0100
>From: "denis bider" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: Scientist will try to clone a human
>Perhaps the cooking-a-frog principle applies in this case. If you put a frog
>in boiling water, it will jump out. But if you put it in warm water and then
>slowly turn the heat on, it won't notice the difference in temperature and
>will willingly cook.
>[Perhaps the specific story above is just a legend - I never personally
>tried cooking a live frog - but the analogy nevertheless might apply...]
I can tell you earthworms don't like this one little bit, uh uh, no
siree. A guy did it in Biology class back in the good ol' 80's. It
squirmed and thrashed against the sides of the glass jar. He
misinterpreted the instructions to immerse the bugger in (already)boiling
water as "Place the earthworm in the jar of water and bring to the
boil". And so he slowly boiled it....
Just a flashback. Bygones....
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'
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