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Old 03-26-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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This image of a frog malformed by pollution is from a new book of eye-catching work by artists blurring the boundaries between art and science, writes Caspar Llewellyn Smith
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The Observer, Sunday 28 February 2010

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How CP Snow would have enjoyed this image of a frog malformed by pollution. In 1959, in a famous lecture, the eminent scientist and novelist described a rift between the "two cultures", the sciences and the humanities, failing to anticipate that...
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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So what did they guy do to create such a thing?
Dissemble a couple of frogs and re stack them for the photograph?
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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The article does not make entirely clear that this is a naturally occurring deformity rather than an artistic assembly. Calling it art blurs that line somewhat.
If it is a natural deformity, what evidence do they have that it was caused by pollution, rather than the occassional genetic mix-up that happens in the course of biological reproduction.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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I think this is a real frog. My daughter told me about a frog she dissected that had extra legs.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:00 PM   #5
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Here you go-
Nutrient pollution drives frog deformities by ramping up infections
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:36 PM   #6
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