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It was all so absurdly simple I began to wonder if scientific affluence had dulled
my acuity. When both tubes contained the same fluid, the flies drank equal
volumes from each. When one contained sugar and the other water, the flies took
The explanation of the detouring ants is really very simple. Our lad had observed
the line of ants marching across the table top and directly up the side of the jar.
Knowing that some ants follow a chemical trail which they themselves deposit, ...
It is simple for engineers to make electronic or mathematical models of simple
nerve circuits or of some few behavioral acts of an animal. To espouse ultimate
understanding of even so simple a brain reflects an optimism outside the natural
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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