Saturday, January 17, 2009

What it means to be a biology nerd

"I just decided, screw it, you know, I'm gonna let it come out and make the best of it and enjoy it as much as I could and marvel at it. I mean, when you really think about it, it is amazing that an animal can take in your flesh and turn it, using its own genes, into a fly"

-- Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, narrating his experience of having a botfly larva living in his scalp. Go here to listen.

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