Saturday, April 16, 2005

Paying Homage. Right...

According to this article, Bush has slime-mold beetle named after him , two scientists named three new species of beetles after our President, Vice President, and Secretary of Defence. One of the British scientists involved alleged that "naming the beetles after Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld was intended to pay homage to them." To make matters worse, the species were three of 65 new types of slime mold beetles discovered. Look for the Rumsfield beetles to start claiming that weapons of mass destruction exist in the territory of another species, the Cheney beetles to use their oil connections to profit, and the Bush beetles to mispronounce their full scientific name. Although I doubt I could pronounce "Agathidium bushi Miller and Wheele" either.

Isn't science great?


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