Micah Mattix analyzes the line “She sang beyond the genius of the sea”:
Wallace Stevens was preoccupied with the sound of poetry, evident in part in the alliteration and assonance of this week’s line from “The Idea of Order at Key West.” In his 1936 essay “The Irrational Element in Poetry,” Stevens remarks that the poet uses his intuition both in the selection of the subject of a poem and in his selection of the right words or sounds.
Also today, Wesley J. Smith predicts a human egg rush:
If somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) human cloning comes about, the already high demand for eggs could grow exponentially. Cloning requires the insertion of a cell nucleus into a denucleated egg, and perfecting human SCNT techniques will require much trial and error, meaning a potential vertical spike in demand. Where are all these eggs going to come from?