“whatcha readin’?” meme

From Profgrrrrl via Pharyngula:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest”� book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

Well, this morning I would have had Terry Pratchett’s Feet of Clay Discworld book at hand, but since I finished it, I’m left with the nearest book on the reference shelf, Grier and Burk’s Biology of Animal Behavior. P. 123 is the start of Chapter 5, “The Evolution of Behavior: An Introduction”, and the fifth sentence is:

Other, more advanced evolutionary topics, such as evolutionarily stable strategies (ESSs, Chapter 14), are presented in other chapters, where appropriate.

Other books that are next to it on the reference shelf: Zar’s Biostatistics and the Chemical Rubber Company’s Standard Math Tables.

And I’m sorry to burst coturnix’s prediction on Pharyngula concerning the single quote that would be produced by Christian bloggers.

Wesley R. Elsberry

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