Friday, April 04, 2008
Neither fish nor …
Well, actually, it is a fish. A fish that walks, sort of, on its fins.
Thanks to the world's most interesting English-language newspaper, London's Daily Mail, for bringing this to my attention, and hence to yours.
My purpose in presenting this odd bod — having just been discovered, his species doesn't seem to have a name yet — is … well, look, if you clicked over to this currently subprime blog in the foolish expectation of sipping from a fount of wisdom, I wanted you to at least get something for your trouble.
How fantastical and at the same time absolutely functional for their environments living creatures often are. Make of that what you will.
If I may be allowed to once again haul out Sir Arthur Eddington, the astronomer: "Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine; it is stranger than we can imagine."