#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 15th, 2014 12:52
#2 By: Tim Quinn, January 15th, 2014 12:56
That, and trial and error for 4 billion year.
#3 By: technogeek, January 15th, 2014 13:46
I have to say, my reaction to this headline was to think of one of Steve Wright's deadpan surrealisms:
I met a man with wooden legs and real feet.
#4 By: Noah Django Gross, January 15th, 2014 15:10
this is a zen koan, right?
#5 By: Samantha Lockard, January 15th, 2014 15:19
#6 By: Marja Erwin, January 15th, 2014 15:33
Something on the order of 50 million years, depending where you set the beginning and end points. Animal life goes back less than 600 million years.
#7 By: Tim Quinn, January 15th, 2014 15:54
The trial and error certainly goes back further than that. It was necessary for life itself to get started.
Anyway, overanalyzing a throw away line like that seems to be a speciality around here.
#8 By: Cary, January 15th, 2014 16:24
#9 By: Israel B, January 17th, 2014 01:03
Headline made me think of "what do you do with the half a leg remaining after amputation". As that seemed like a really good question, of course I clicked through but woe is me thats not what this was about at all.
#10 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 20th, 2014 12:52
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