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thenewgreen  ·  2885 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why it's time to lay the selfish gene to rest

I really enjoyed the grasshopper/locust story as well.

    btw, while reading the story of the grasshopper/locust gene expression, I couldn't help thinking about the violin/fiddle.
-What do you mean by this? Is it that a violin can be a fiddle as well? That depends on whose hands it's in, right?

lil  ·  2885 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In a klezmer or bluegrass environment, violin genes express themselves as fiddles.

thenewgreen  ·  2883 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's what I thought you meant. But the analogy doesn't quite work because the violin itself is still, physically, the same object.

I'm just cranky today. sorry.