Monday, January 11, 2010

Environmental Sensibilities

“Time to muck out the cages, Bartlett.”

“Why do I have all the carnivores?”

“Waste not, want not. Besides, at least seven of them are omnivores. The rabbit part of the rabbit-sharks enjoys lettuce quite thoroughly.” Doctor Geisteskrank threw open the doors. A cacophony of animal sounds nearly drowned out Bartlett’s next question.

“Why are we doing this?”

Doctor Geisteskrank blinked. “Biodiversity! Nearly two thousand species extinct every year. If nature can’t keep up, then it falls to the man of science to fill the void. What we have here, Bartlett,” Doctor Geisteskrank gestured, “is diversity in its purest form.”

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