Wednesday, February 01, 2006


I didn't get to see March of the Penguins when it was in theatres last summer, but I was amused and baffled to hear that some quarters of the fundamentalist right had embraced it as a demonstration of intelligent design. She Who Must Be Obeyed and I finally saw the movie on DVD last night, and after watching the torturous process that it takes for the emperor penguins to reproduce in one of the harshest environments on earth, I have to ask: On what planet could the design of that system possible be considered intelligent?

As for the movie itself, it was enjoyabe but oddly ephemeral; I suspect this was one that you had to see on a big screen -- the bigger, the better -- to get the full impact.

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