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The astonishment of people confronted with the knowledge that flies do indeed
possess brains stems in large part from the fact that few people understand what
a brain is, and fewer still (excepting morticians, physicians, butchers, and ...
To see a fly's brain one needs only a reasonably powerful hand lens and an old
razor blade. When the head is cut in half, the brain is revealed as a soft,
apparently structureless gob ranging in color from dirty white through gray. If
But he had never seen the brain that governs the beast. And even in the
beastiality of the fly there resides a beauty because the fly cannot act otherwise.
People have a choice. Sheer numbers and interconnections render the task of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review