Christopher Ketcham has written for Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, Details, the Nation, Salon, Orion, Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Hustler, Penthouse, Maxim, and many other magazines, newspapers and websites. He is currently a roving correspondent on the public lands of the western United States, working on a book.
By Christopher Ketcham, Local Futures
There is, of course, a caution for our species in Pig #6707. When an organism grows beyond its design, nature will determine it to fail — a fact of life, in the strictest sense. Nowhere in evolutionary theory is hypertrophic growth posited as the key to success. What is key is optimum size, what we’d more accurately call right size.