Monday, June 1, 2015

The Hungry Leaf

Our Venus flytrap plant has been gorging itself this summer: here we see a single leaf which has trapped and digested no fewer than three insects, and is open again for business.


Speaking of insect-trapping, I recently read about the dementor wasp which, by injecting a cockroach with neurotoxin, "steals its prey's free will." Of course Spinoza might ask, Did the cockroach have free will to begin with?

1 comment:

Lalanti said...

Free will is a myth! Ask any neuroscientist :)