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11/17/2016

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Do you think it could happen while you are actually wearing it? That would be kind of creepy.

AMDG

Sounds like a horror movie, actually. A really, really stupid horror movie. Night of the Living Undies.

Well, I have discovered that typing, "Underwear has evolved," into Google gets rather unpleasant after the word "has."

That was a mistake.

It is evolutionarily beneficial for symbiotic lifeforms to provide benefits to their symbionts. Therefore we can expect evolved underwear to be benevolent over the long term.

In the short term, the matter is more complicated. More malevolent strains of underwear may arise but will go extinct pretty quickly, or if they survive will lose their evolutionary niche of symbiosis to friendlier strains of underwear, and being cast into the outer darkness where there is wailing and rending of elastic will be forced to adopt a strategy of predation, parasitism, and scavenging, while multiplying at rabbit-like rates to escape the vengeful wrath of humanity, their former symbionts (a bit like the Orcs in Lord of the Rings).

Why does this sound less horrible than our current political terribleness?

AMDG

I don't know about that. Malevolent underwear sounds a lot worse than the Trump administration to me.

You've always been more sanguine about politics than I have.

AMDG

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