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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

Teiwaz Silver badge

Meanwhile I'm off to prepare for a winter festival where a virgin girl gives birth, a fat bloke in a red suit visits every home in a flying sleigh in one night, and peace and goodwill cover the earth..

Christmas is a mere flimsy Christian overlay on a much older festival, celebrating the rebirth of the Sun. Now held on a fixed calandar date, but used to be the winter solistice when the Sun was at it's lowest point and the comnunity could take stock of it's stores of food and know they were halfway through the hardship.

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