maggiekb — 2014-01-15T12:52:53-05:00 — #1
timquinn — 2014-01-15T12:56:39-05:00 — #2
That, and trial and error for 4 billion year.
technogeekagain — 2014-01-15T13:46:36-05:00 — #3
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.
noahdjango — 2014-01-15T15:10:52-05:00 — #4
this is a zen koan, right?
samantha_lockar — 2014-01-15T15:19:27-05:00 — #5
marjae — 2014-01-15T15:33:01-05:00 — #6
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.
timquinn — 2014-01-15T15:54:10-05:00 — #7
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.
crenquis — 2014-01-15T16:24:59-05:00 — #8
israel_b — 2014-01-17T01:03:35-05:00 — #9
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.
maggiekb — 2014-01-20T12:52:56-05:00 — #10
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