6.09.2008

A Weird Conversation In Manitou


These are the kinds of conversations I get into in Manitou.

There I was, minding my own business. Then someone came up to me and asked me what I thought about evolution. I said, I didn't know or really care.

Then, the person said something to the effect of: "Well, I believe in it. But this ape stuff is bologna. We actually came from chickens."

"Uh-huh. I ... wait. What?"

The person in question began to explain to me his theory on how we actually evolved from chickens. I tried to disprove it, but the longer we talked, the more confused I became and I ended up beginning to agree that, yes, we must have evolved from chickens. We used to have beaks and we laid eggs. There was no way we came from apes, because that just doesn't make nearly as much sense as coming from chickens ... right? Uh, cheep.

2 comments:

Eccentric Scholar said...

I'd love to have heard the entire argument! Perhaps this explains why humans tend to doodle (if not "cock-a-doodle-doo") and continue to debate "which came first: the chicken or the egg?" I'm guessing that a mutual acquaintance of ours (Jeff) could make such an argument quite convincingly. Speaking of off-the-wall theories, here's my own take on why chicken eggs are oblong:

http://oneletterwords.com/weblog/?id=2759

Manda said...

O.O
I didn't reply to your comment yet!!!
-gasp-
Thanks, Craig! And your theory on the chicken eggs really makes sense. It brings to mind a whole new set of ponderings. The argument was actually with my brother, but it does seem that Jeff could be quite convincing. :D
Thanks again, Craig!