Marginalia, no.9

A great principle of charity in morals is not to blame the fishes for their bad taste in liking to live underwater. 

~ George Santayana, Soliloquies in England

And yet, in all seriousness, one can’t help but ask: Scales, fins, or gills – what makes a fish?  And what of the newt, or the pelican devoutly convinced he’s a trout?

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