Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Truth in fiction

Over at his blog, Chris Mooney links to this article from CNN about how although "King Kong" (which is excellent, by the way) is fiction, it does illustrate an interesting truth of evolution: that islands tend to lead to gigantism and evolutionary oddities. The article also notes that the extinction of Kong is a fate that may soon face apes; for example, there are only about 700 mountain gorillas left in the world.

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