At last, someone to blame: fish
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
It has been 9 months since I got my right lateral meniscus repaired. It has been a slow recovery, but I'm just about back to normal.
It's incredible how rapidly muscles deteriorate. I was off my right leg for 6 weeks and it it almost disappeared. You don't know who to blame, but I feel much better by blaming fish. Apparently, we owe our weak skeletal structure to our share of evolution to fish.
A University of Chicago magazine article, written by Neil Shubin, states
Take the body plan of a fish, dress it up to be a mammal, then tweak and twist that mammal until it walks on two legs, talks, thinks, and has superfine control of its fingers?and you have a recipe for problems. We can dress up a fish only so much without paying a price. In a perfectly designed world?one with no history?we would not have to suffer everything from hemorrhoids to cancer.
I knew those delicious fish were up to no good, with all their evolving and what not.