Una deliziosa poesiola (purtroppo intraducibile) sulla prevedibile accoglienza che i creazionisti riserveranno – anzi: che stanno già riservando – ad Ardi, il fossile di Ardipithecus ramidus che è la nuova star fra i nostri lontani antenati («Ardi, You Gorgeous Creature!», The Digital Cuttlefish, 2 ottobre 2009):
It’s predictable as sunrise; it’s predicable as tide;Tempo pochi giorni, e la potremo applicare pari pari ai creazionisti di casa nostra...
As the evidence is published, it is just as soon denied.
“It’s the fossil of a monkey!” “Hey, my brother’s also short!”
“There is nothing in the Bible that’s denied by this report!”
“Evolutionist conspiracy!” I cannot list them all,
As if Ardi acts as proof there was Creation, and then Fall.
There will never be a fossil found to calm the silly storm,
That’s accepted as example that’s transitional in form.
The specimens were numerous, but never quite enough –
Unless you’ve found “the missing link”, they’re gonna call your bluff.
Our family tree has changed again, as many times before;
Each fossil was disputed in its turn, so what’s one more?
How comforting – there’s one thing that’s consistent from the start:
Creationists and ignorance will never, ever part.