left biblioblography: INCHOATE DESIGN, ANYONE?

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

INCHOATE DESIGN, ANYONE?

I'd sure like to enter this frog into a jumping contest:


















And I suppose that orphanage makes for strange bedfellows:














Just more proof that things are not the way they seem, the world's not (and never has been) locked in static absolutes.

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10 comments:

say no to christ said...

RAMEN! Very cute and true!

say no to christ said...

Hey KA, I just realized that you added protect to your links. That means a LOT to me! Thank you very, very much!

Krystalline Apostate said...

SNTC - Yeah, I saw those photos, just had to share 'em.
& hey, I'm all for protecting children. So de nada.

beepbeepitsme said...

I would like to know how many of the leg's have full functionality, which ones do, which ones don't.

Was it bred as part of a scientific experiment, or was it retrieved from the natural environment?

Krystalline Apostate said...

BBIM - It was discovered at a Chinese restaurant, & they decided to spare it.
Seriously.

say no to christ said...

Frogs devoloping odd numbers of legs is very common in the wild. If I remember right it has something to do with a parisite.

Krystalline Apostate said...

SNTC - found this 1st time out:
http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2000-10/970433672.Zo.r.html
"The effect of trematode infection on amphibian limb development and survivorship." Science 284:802-804). Trematodes are small flatworms that can use frogs for one stage of their life cycle. The trematode larva, known as cercariae, can infect the developing limbs of frogs and cause the frogs to have multiple hind limbs"
How weird is that?

say no to christ said...

KA

That is weird, but even weirder is the frog in the picture has multiple front legs. lol

karen said...

Hey, it's SpideyFrog!
I'm so glad they spared the little fella.

Those tigers and Orangs are too cute.
I want a baby tiger! Too bad they don't purr though.



PS: I tried to post here yesterday but the %&)%^ thing wouldn't let me in!!!! GRRRRRRRrrrrrrr.....

Krystalline Apostate said...

SNTC - It's an 8 legged frog, I'm assuming the spare 2 aren't in sight?

karen:
Yeah, blogger gets a little finicky on occasion. Sorry.