Evolving Thoughts

Evolution, culture, philosophy and chocolate! John Wilkins' continuing struggle to come to terms with impermanence... "Humanus sum, nihil humanum a me alienum puto" - Terence

Friday, June 02, 2006

Not cooking frogs

Talking Points Memo links to a number of debunkings of the myth that a frog will stay in a gradually heated pot and so boil. Yet Another Thing Everybody Knows that is false. J.B.S. Haldane called this the Aunt Jobisca Theorem: it is a thing that everyone knows.