Monday, September 26, 2011

Scientific discoveries...

I think it was Asimov who said the most important words in science are 'That's odd'.

I would actually rephrase it to 'That makes no sense'. Like this article, which implies...well. I'm not even sure what it implies.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110925185434.htm

I'd love to read the actual paper and find out whether it's being overhyped, but I can't find it. However, it might explain one of the odd anomalies of the world.

Why has no bird, even ostriches and penguins, to whom it would be a huge advantage, ever evolved to bear live young?