Wow. Think apex predators today are weird? Have a look at this guy:
This is Anomalocaris canadensis, a top predator of the Cambrian, about 500 million years ago. Kind of a big death-shrimp, running up to two feet long. It very likely chased around soft-bodied critters in the Cambrian seas, skewered them with those big spiky grabbers on its front end and slurped them down.
One wonders how they’d taste, but you’d need a big pot and a lot of drawn butter.
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To improve public schools, end public schools. I don’t think they can be saved.
Nothing will ever “cure inequality.” Not in economics. We can strive for equal treatment under the law, and that is all.
My RedState stuff:
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
I’ll be brief here: The summer I was eighteen, I had a ‘liaison” that lasted about two months, with a divorcee who was exactly twice my age. This was before the term ‘cougar’ was coined to describe this sort of thing, but boy howdy, if that ain’t exactly what she was. I spent a few Friday and Saturday nights (overnights, that is) at her apartment, but her ex kept coming around with bunches of flowers, trying to patch things up, and that was awkward. So the relationship kind of unraveled, although we stayed friends until I eventually moved away from Iowa for good a few years later. I don’t know where she is now, and she’d be pushing eighty. Wow.
I will say I learned an awful lot that summer…
Anyhoo… The pack of miscreants and ne’er-do-wells I called my friends teased me a fair amount about this liaison, and regularly greeted me when I showed up someplace by singing this song; if you remember the 1967 film The Graduate, you’ll understand why.