Tonight, we watched a documentary about the asteroid that struck the earth and killed the dinosaurs ~65 million years ago. At one point, they demonstrated that burrowing animals such as mammals had a distinct advantage because tunnels only 10" deep reached only 95F or so despite surface temperatures over 1500F. When they showed a mammal in its burrow, I commented to Chloe that it is almost certain that the fact that they could do that is one of the reasons humans are here now."
C: "I know, I know... You've said this already. The rat turned into a monkey the monkey turned into a gorilla the gorilla turned into a human yada yada yada..."
For the record, I did NOT suggest that particular evolutionary line exactly...
- C (age eight)
P.S. "I think that how the big meteors and asteroids exploded was because of how the air pressure presses against them as they're falling."
Sheez.....Catholic schools.... :)