Since your wonderful visit this weekend and our discussion about Totoro while I was dropping you off, I’ve kept thinking about our Neighbor Totoro? What animals could he have evolved from? I know he’s a spirit, but I can’t help but think that he had to evolve from something? He looks like a giant fat rabbit, but those teeth look very human? Very weird! Of course what blows my mind is Catbus (his actual name). How does that happen? Do you genetically splice that into existence or mate a cat and a bus? Can you do other combinations? A python-train, an eagle-plane, a hamster-iPhone? I guess Totoro makes life great because it makes you think about all the weird endless possibilities for genetic innovations. The future looks very interesting for the biological sciences.