Sunday, September 28, 2008

Intelligent Design


While thinning seedlings, I wondered why I pulled some to whither in the sun and left others to possibly flourish. I consider myself to have some intelligence and my design in thinning was to leave only the largest, healthiest plants to be spaced evenly apart. As I proceeded, I noticed that I was pulling large plants that were next to each other and leaving smaller plants not spaced so closely. I would even accidentally pull a large plant when I meant to pull the adjacent small one. When I stood up and looked down, I could see that indeed there were fewer plants, but as to their size and spacing, there didn’t seem to be any design at all.

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