Tuesday, September 20, 2005


“A pluvial Tuesday.”


“Natural selection is supposed to scrutinize the slightest variations in nature, ‘daily and hourly.’”

“Black mutants conquered the Continent too. In 1867 a pair of them were caught copulating on an elm tree in the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.”

Stories of rapid evolutionary darkening in Carbonaria, a kind of moth, against the “unparliamentary” soot of the Industrial Revolution. Subsequent lightening.