Results 1-3 of 11
For reasons most plausibly explained by Gilpatrick, the experiment fell somewhat
short of success. Practically nobody understands the problem of water loss in the
fly. Flies do not perspire, yet they lose water so readily that they are living ...
This is one reason why fluids injected into the blood of a human being must have
precisely the correct concentration of salt or sugar. For some reason not yet
clearly understood, the fly is not bothered by these problems. I hasten to add, ...
But are these the real reasons for being a scientist? I think not. The real reason I
believe is more lofty and more subtle. In this I do not mean the heroics of wanting
to banish pain and misery or to advance technology. Arrow- smith was really a ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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