The Genesis of Peas on Earth
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 93 13:58:10 PST
Subject: The Genesis of Peas on Earth
From: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
In the beginning, there was Mendel, thinking his lonely thoughts alone.
And he said: "Let there be peas," and there were peas and it was good.
And he put the peas in the garden saying unto them "Increase and
multiply, segregate and assort yourselves independently," and they did
and it was good. And now it came to pass that when Mendel gathered up
his peas, he divided them into round and wrinkled, and called the round
dominant and the wrinkled recessive, and it was good. But now Mendel
saw that there were 450 round peas and 102 wrinkled ones; this was not
good. For the law stateth that there should be only 3 round peas for
every wrinkled. And Mendel saw that unto himself "Gott in Himmel, an
enemy has done this, he has sown bad peas in my garden under the cover
of night." And Mendel smote the table in righteous wrath, saying "Depart
from me, you cursed and evil peas, into the outer darkness where thou
shalt be devoured by the rats and mice," and lo it was done and there
remained 300 round peas and 100 wrinkled peas, and it was good. It was
very, very good. And Mendel published.
© 1993 Peter Langston