Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl teen series, has thoughtfully written the sixth of three in Douglas Adams’ trilogy The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I’m having a wonderful time reading And Another Thing… and have found two especially funny, science-y quotes. The first is for the philosopy geeks:
Zaphod pounded the air like a frustrated philosopher trying to force an existentialist concept into a pragmatist mind.
And for you Evo/Dev biology nerds:
“And I myself,” continued Ford in a voice so superior it would have caused single-cell life forms to accelerate their evolution so that they could use their fab new opposable thumbs to pick up a rock and beat him to death.
And Another Thing… also has many funny references to beliefs, gods and the uselessness and/or harm that beliefs and gods can have on mortals and immortals alike. As always we learn about entirely new species and cultures from all four expanding corners of the universe. And Another Thing… is a very froody read.