All biologists should eat kippers

because it is quite impossible to bone one without thinking about development. All those ribs, each one a tiny bit shorter than the one in front, but each one growing through the same double turn, first out, then in to make space for and then protect the stomach; all those different tissues: scales, skin, bone and flesh — all these things somehow contained in an egg, and following an apparently predestined pattern as it grows! It’s just too complicated. No wonder the worm looked like a better place to start. The kipper, however, makes a better breakfast.

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