Saturday, January 17, 2004
If the Hamburger Helper Glove and the Arby's Oven mitt are related? While they are both hand coverings, there are some clear genetic differences. The lack of a nose and digits on the mitt gives me some pause, but they both have a similar red and white coloration. Are they simply varieties of the same species, or are we looking at some type of evolutionary process here. Of course, commercial evidence suggests the glove came as many as two decades before the mitt, so we would have an evolution that moves from complexity to simplicity....which would be rare. It would also be a punctuated type of evolution, as the time period has not been long enough for the changes to take place through gradual modification.
Do you think I have too much time on my hands tonight?