Evolution or Devolution?

Posted: February 3, 2014 in Humor, Livin' in the USA
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leadby Earl Lee, author of Libraries in the Age of Mediocrity and Raptured; Earl also wrote the scholarly foreword to The Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition and co-authored the original story on which Kathy De Grave based The Hour of Lead


People who do not believe that man evolved from apes should be forced to spend several hours in the food court at the mall in Joplin, Missouri.

Just sit there and watch the crowds. At the end of that hour, you will believe one of two things:

Either men are descended from apes, or it’s the other way around.

When Star Trek VI opened in the mall at Joplin, I saw a number of people arrive for the opening, all dressed as Klingons. The problem was that it was difficult to tell where the make-up left off and the naturally sloping foreheads began.

A few years later the film Gods & Monsters played in the same Joplin theater. In this movie, the main character, played by Brendan Fraser, says he is from Joplin. That characterization is key to understanding the film.

(This post originally appeared on Earl’s blog, Libraries in the Age of Mediocrity,)

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