Sunday, June 10, 2007

Hillbilly Hermit ponders the realm of science fiction monsters.

by Hillbilly Hermit

Just a few weeks ago, the phenomenon of disappearing bees made the news.
No one got too excited, even though bees are responsible for the
pollination of approximately 1/3 of the world's food supply.

Now, Chernobyl is back in the news:

The devastated (ie; contaminated) area seems to be a haven for wildlife.

During the fifties and sixties, many a movie doted on the theme of
mutations-- mutant monsters of every ilk.

Now it's true that mutations from radiation haven't matched the movie
thrillers... YET. But with the "dead zone" around the old Chernobyl
reactor having become a haven for all manner of wild life, even the
random mutations (most of which result in short-lived, deformed
critters) start tempting the mathematical probabilities. Who knows what
might happen?

Hillbilly Hermit
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