|Four leaves good luck|
Sunday, April 19, 2015
A pot of four leaf clovers
Owen: A bunch of four leaf clovers? Genetically engineered, surely.
Prunella: Not genetic. Natural selection.
Owen: Darwinian culling? Perhaps inbreeding?
Prunella: If you will.
Owen: Will they proliferate?
Prunella: Don't keep them in the pot. Plant them in a garden. More will appear.
Under natural conditions, one four leaf clover occurs among 10,000 three leaf clovers. That is said to bring luck. Buying a punnet of genetically manipulated or selectively grown four-leaf clovers ... could this be called pushing your luck?