Re: RARA-AVIS: Boiling a Frog: Al

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 16 Sep 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "Robison Michael R CNIN" <> To: <>

> Al Guthrie mentions a really weird title:
> **********
> Good God! That's a name for a book? That's just...
> twisted! I like it.

Here's the author's note:
"Amphibians are poikilothermic: their body temperatures adapt automatically to changes in their environment, without their noticing. Theoretically, this means that if you were to put a frog in a pan of cold water, then turn up the heat gradually enough, you could cook the poor creature to death before it realised it was in danger. NB: The title of this novel is a metaphor, not a recipe. The author is not in any way advocating or condoning the boiling of frogs. Not if there's a perfectly healthy cat available, anyway."


# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
#  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 16 Sep 2002 EDT