This paper has been retracted indefinitely due to a few minor legal and academic issues. We are working to remove all gratuitous representations of Mickey Mouse, a character who is under copyright control of the Disney corporation. Also, we have been informed that there are some errors in our description of beavers. We regret the misinformation that beavers are bipedal and are known to eat their young. Also, beavers do not have gills and there is no record of any beaver being elected to national political office. These errors were introduced during typesetting.

Finally, we would like to apologize for the plagiarism that occurred in the title.

Otherwise, we stand by our publication as is. (Except for the illustration that shows a reptilian, fire-breathing beaver with seven heads, of course. That was allegory.)

Jesse F. Hughes
Last modified: Fri Apr 22 16:04:05 CEST 2005