Who needs Hollywood?


Charles: Truth is more interesting than fiction.


>>> Hugh Rodwell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 11/24/99 06:21AM >>>
How's this for a great piece of journalism?

        Mother Knows Best

        Once convinced that they should expend their precious parental
        mothers go to great lengths to rear their young. Most impressive is
        Australian social spider. As her spiderlings mature, she begins to
turn to
        mush. As she liquefies, her children suck her up. Sated from this

        sacrificial meal of mother, they exercise better manners and forgo
        one another as well.

It's from a review by Helen Fisher of "Mother Nature" by Sarah B. Hrdy
(Scientific American, Dec 1999, p 98). The review is entitled "Mother
Nature is an Old Lady with Bad Habits".

Who needs Hollywood?

It also makes you wonder what "educational" institutions are really about...



naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.

You can drive her away with a pitchfork -- Nature runs right back!

Horace, ars poetica, x.

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