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The first fly to find it will leave a beautiful trail of lip prints, hardly the kind suitable
for lipstick ads but nonetheless instructive. Proboscis extension has been seen
thousands of times by thousands of people but few have been either struck by the
There is a very old law of biology which states essentially that a sense organ
sends only one kind of message to the brain regardless of the kind of stimulus it
receives. Thus, a punch in the eye sends the same message as a flash of light.
When there are different qualities from within these sensations which can be
distinguished, it can only mean that there are different kinds of cells making up
the sense organ, each normally sensitive to a special kind of stimulus. Thus, the
hair 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