Jack, you have debauched my sloth.
May 15, 2010 8:28 PM Subscribe
posted by Cold Lurkey (36 comments total)
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some baby sloth's
inaction.Cuvier further states, that we find in sloths such few relations to ordinary animals, that the general laws of existing organizations apply so little to them, and the different parts of their body seem so much at variance with the laws of co-existence which we find established throughout the rest of the animal kingdom, that we might really believe them to be the remains of another order of things, the living relics of that preceding state of nature, whose ruins we are obliged to search for in the interior of the earth, and that they have by some miracle escaped the catastrophes which destroyed the other species that were their contemporaries.
–On the Adaptation of the Structure of the Sloths to their peculiar Mode of Life
D.D. F.R.S. F.L.S. F.G.S.
Mefi's favorite vice that is also an animal previously