Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Survival of the Wit-est

Sarcasm Seen as Evolutionary Survival Skill

Welcome to my end of the gene pool! Dark and deep over here, isn't it?

It's also easy to imagine how sarcasm might be selected over time as evolutionarily crucial. Imagine two ancient humans running across the savannah with a hungry lion in pursuit. One guy says to the other, "Are we having fun yet?" and the other just looks blank and stops to figure out what in the world his pal meant by that remark. End of friendship, end of one guy's contribution to the future of the human gene pool.

Amazing she had time to study advanced anthropology between cotillion invitations...

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