PZ Myers posted Entry 919 on March 30, 2005 11:42 AM.
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…because articles about wild sex are popping up all over the place. Carl Zimmer gets into the act with the story of love darts, a snail's way of tweaking its mate's endocrine system and doing a little kinky body piercing while they're at it. And if you're more interested in how arachnids do it with palpal specializations than molluscan harpoons, I've got an article on how spiders mate. I guess this is the time of year when an evolutionist's fancy turns to thoughts of exotic courtship rituals.

Zimmer also comments on that parental duty of telling one's children about the Facts of Life…it's hard to judge whether biologists are at an advantage or are handicapped in that regard. I have no problem telling my kids how sex works, but I fear I might sound more like a chapter from Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation than your usual American chordate.

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Comment #22639

Posted by Great White Wonder on March 30, 2005 5:42 PM (e)

PZ, you might want to find yourself a copy of this record

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Comment #22640

Posted by Great White Wonder on March 30, 2005 5:45 PM (e)

PZ, you might want to find yourself a copy of this record

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Comment #24277

Posted by Henry J on April 11, 2005 11:13 AM (e)

Spring my foot. If it’s spring, why are there 8 or 9 inches of snow on the ground out there? (Sorry if that’s off subject. :) )

Henry