Winter 2007 • Vol. XXIX No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 2007 |

Beauty in Its Various Forms Appeals to You

The conventional school-taught evolution tale is one of steadily increasing complexity and diversity: all herald the breakthrough of opposable thumbs! But facts are quite the opposite: massive extinctions of poorly thought-out species, a five-eyed rodent whose elongated nozzle sprouted a hopeful claw on the end, a furred pineapple-slice-shaped beast teetering on foot-high stilts down the beach. Yes, the good Lord giveth, but he also taketh away. When I tabulate all the beauty lost in my lifetime alone, I can't help wondering if God loves this world after all: how else to explain his indifference to so much extinction, my own someday doom? Me, I've started dabbling in preservation, but ants keep scattering from my lowered Pyrex beaker, and I try but forget the faces of my every elementary teacher. Still each man must do what he can. I am heartened to learn of scientists in Canberra who meticulously dissect rocks with a probe no less than twenty-four hours a day, lest a minute o

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