I fundamentally believe in the Supremacy of Reason and the Sovereignty of the Individual.

My two favourite deformities: my simian crease, and my webbed toes.

To the superstitious man, my simian crease implies that my head and heart are the same thing. To the scientist, it’s a rarity associated with down’s syndrome. Tony Blair and Hilary Clinton reportedly have it too.

My webbed toes don’t actually make swimming easier. I’d rather be a duck than a frog. Stalin had it.

With these purely physiological mutations, I really was born this way.
  • 12 December 2011
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