Sep 24, 2007

Mixed Blessing

Most of us recall that scene in E.T. when Elliott frees all of the frogs slated for dissection in his biology class. As a lad I cheered that moment, though I later had to do the dirty deed in the eighth grade.

Well, those days are now over, or, at least, greatly reduced. Hiroshima scientists, as reported at Pink Tentacle, have developed a see-through frog. This new creature will allow scientists to study the progress of various illnesses and diseases in the hapless frog without having to kill and dissect it. Why cut it open when you can see the blood vessels and organs right before your eyes?

Talk about a mixed blessing. If I'm one of these frogs, I'm feeling releaved that I won't have to suck in some ether and end up under the scalpel. On the other hand, what's all this talk about illnesses and diseases? Elliot's job might not be over.

Thanks for the article, Arachnophile.

Photo source: Pink Tentacle


Cozytailmom said...

I wanna see inside! Someone get a flashlight!

Denita TwoDragons said...

*cues up "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" on mp3*

My's full of eggs...


MJR said...

OMG, I don't know how to feel about this. Truly a mixed blessing.
BTW, your site is WONDERFUL, just the right attitude toward these lovely uglies! I'm telling everyone!

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, MJR. Very kind.

Arachnophile said...

I feel so VERY famous any time I get something posted on this site. **HPPY DNCE**

I can only hope that is a compliment Wombat. ;)

These poor frogs. I'm really not sure how to feel about this but I have to say tha part of me was with Cozytail... Part of me wants to do the "devoling chicken egg" thing and shine a flash-light to see what's going on.