Daily Darwin – Cancun Ted Cruz

Darwin notes that politicians are generally known for the size of their genomes rather than their intellect. As for the self-awareness genome… ask Ted Cruz if he considered how his constituents might view his trip to Cancun while they were getting $17000 electric bills and still freezing.

Natural selection deems that some individuals serve as a warning to others. Who are we to disagree? The next generation, ever and anon, is descended from the survivors

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His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.

The New York Times — As millions of Texans shivered in dark, cold homes over the past week while a winter storm devastated the state’s power grid and froze natural gas production, those who could still summon lights with the flick of a switch felt lucky.

Now, many of them are paying a severe price for it.

“My savings is gone,” said Scott Willoughby, a 63-year-old Army veteran who lives on Social Security payments in a Dallas suburb. He said he had nearly emptied his savings account so that he would be able to pay the $16,752 electric bill charged to his credit card — 70 times what he usually pays for all of his utilities combined. “There’s nothing I can do about it, but it’s broken me.”

Daily Darwin – 2020 Quote Of The Year

Humans share more than 50 percent of their genetic information with plants and animals in general. They share about 80 percent with cows, 61 percent with bugs such as fruit flies. You’ll even find human DNA in a banana – about 60 percent!  So in a battle of wits, bet the fruit fly or the banana…??

Natural selection deems that some individuals serve as a warning to others. Who are we to disagree? The next generation, ever and anon, is descended from the survivors

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