02 May 2011


I don't think anyone would miss seeing this stuffed peacock on the 7th basement floor of Ion. If I am dead, I wouldn't want to be stuffed and displayed like this. It is just not right.

Whilst it still looks real, they somewhere does not come across as the real thing. The soul is not there. But anyway, I feel the peacock is the most beautiful bird that still exists today. The Bird of Paradise cannot match up to it.

The amazing iridescent blue body plumage and green tail covert feathers are just extraordinary. When the tail is fanned out and shimmering, displaying the numerous 'eyes', that is a most spectacular sight. Evolution is simply unbelievable, if you believe in it. Although I do not understand the topic in depth, I love to study this subject in school and it never fails to perk me up.

Some links are attached below:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peafowl
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuated_equilibrium