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Digital Cuttlefish: The Evolutionary Biology Valentine’s Day Poem


  1. #1 Cuttlefish
    January 4, 2009


    You liked it, even with the misuse of a commonly-misused word as a prominent rhyme!
    (Gotta see if I can fix that in edit…)

  2. #2 Podblack
    January 4, 2009

    Wahhh!! Well done DC! And wonderful company – the well-deserving xkcd.com! 😀

  3. #3 Steve Matheson
    January 4, 2009

    Ohmigosh that is an amazing poem. I can’t believe my little blurb about tomatoes gets to sit with a poem like that, or with anything ever published on xkcd.com. Thanks!!

  4. #4 Cuttlefish
    January 5, 2009

    Hang on there, Steve!

    As a long-time and passionate tomato gardener, I count your “little blurb” as perhaps my favorite! A few summers ago, I planted 18 different varieties of tomato in my garden–heirlooms, hybrids, different colors, sizes, shapes. It was wonderful… but the question I had that I never found an answer for was “why the variety in leaf shape?” There really is as much variety there as in the fruits, although I had not even noticed before. Your post is an eye-opener–and given that another name for the tomato is the “love apple”, I have think that your post is far more similar to mine than first glance might lead one to believe… anyway, thank you for the flattering words, but thank you much more for your deserving post!

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