Joined: June 2005
A non-sequitor, and year-old news, but the topic heading seems the ideal place and I've never noticed anyone refer to the item before.
Check out: http://www.abc.net.au/science....508.htm
for a short article on the genetic 'etymology' of snake venom. Highly complex but far from irreducible, analysis suggests that it is, genetically speaking, a brew of secretions originating in several organs. How clever of the snake. In many Australian Aboriginal legends, the Creator has the form of a snake (at least they can prove the snake exists).