Friday, June 22, 2012

Day One Hundred Seventy-Four: "Pig" by Yann Martel

Science. Boundaries.

A bovine digestive system is transplanted into a human and soon, its success story spreads and society adapts and more and more people began to have the procedure. But, the unforeseen consequences of the success of such a transplant is what this story is really about.

Cause and Effect. Slippery Slope. Science sometimes only gets it half right when it doesn't look far enough ahead into the future. This story makes this point perfectly and with wit and intelligence. Nice job!

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