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Once I planted a tomato seed and it came out a tomato.
Planting tomato seeds and expecting them to evolve into watermelons is just ignorant. Everybody knows that the next stage in tomato evolution is the BLT sandwich.
I think this “letter” illustrates why we need to teach evolution in public schools. Much like the letter writer, most people don’t understand how it works.
Tomatos have evolved: Dissecting the Genetic Pathway to Extreme Fruit Size in Tomato Using a Cross Between the Small-Fruited Wild Species Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium and L. esculentum var. Giant Heirloom Lippman & Tanksley, Genetics May 1, 2001 vol. 158 no. 1 413-422
obiviously this is a troll
Poe strikes again. I think it’s possible the authoring was being sarcastic and trying to show how ridiculous they think evolution is by exaggerating it. i.e., “Look how dumb evolutionists are, they think tomato seeds will turn into watermelons.” Or it could be a troll.
Where was this printed, and did they print the writer’s name, so that people can laugh and point?
This shows the entire letter, with author name. http://forums.school-survival.net/showthread.php?tid=10309
Oh God. Knoxville, TN. This is a UNIVERSITY CITY, for FSM’s sake!
(I spent two years there)
You know, I wondered why that tomato plant I got is growing lots of little tomatoes all over it.
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