Copyright ©1996 by Paul Niquette. All rights reserved.
1 of The Natural
History of Nonsense by Bergen Evans is entitled "Adam's Navel,"
a historical study, tracing depictions of the human anatomy under the influence
of religious correctness down through the ages.
The fig leaf, famous as an instrument of modesty, has been called upon periodically by artists to serve a more solemn duty: Preventing religious controversy by concealing a body feature which is common to both genders and taken for granted by all persons who have ever lived.
Fifteen years later, the search powers of the Internet enable puzzle solvers to find hundreds of images of Adam and Eve. Almost without exception, they are depicted in error...