Friday, December 19, 2008

Quote of the Week: Unstoppable Evolution

"Drosophila ... even now is spreading about the world and evolving new species. There is a great irony in the fact that, while the laboratory geneticist is showing his powers over nature by molding his fruit-flies as he pleases, the flies themselves are staging a quiet demonstration of their own."

Harold Oldroyd (1965) The Natural History of Flies. W.W. Norton, New York.

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