On longer drives, Liz and I usually talk about things that we have been reading lately. This was the topic of last night's conversation:
The Atlantic has a terrific piece on flowers, evolution, genetics, and children. A relatively new theory on why evolution hasn't weeded out the genes generally considered unhelpful to the propagation of our species (i.e., Why does 25% of the population carry the gene for depression and 20% carry the gene for anti-social behavior?).
It turns out that those with these types of genes, if they are in the right environment, can become orchids, one of nature's most beautiful flowers.
I'm okay with being a dandelion. The species needs us too.