Monday, February 16, 2009

Survival of the fittest

Given we just past Charles Darwin's 200th birthday (Happy Birthday, Chuck, and may I say you don't look a day over 175) and Valentine's Day, it seems the perfect time to link to Darwin's pros-and-cons list for marrying his first cousin, Mary.

My favorite pro: "Better than a dog, anyhow." My favorite con: "Less money for books."

Oh, Darwin, you crazy, romantic pragmatist!

1 comment:

punkinsmom said...

A few as 80 years ago people were marrying their first cousins. (I know for a fact based on the trunk-like shape of my own family tree.) Although not many people made pro/con lists.