February 25th, 2005


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"The mating rites of mantises are well known: a chemical produced in the head of the male insect says, in effect, 'No, don't go near her, you fool, she'll eat you alive.' At the same time a chemical in his abdomen says, 'Yes, by all means, now and forever yes.'"

-Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek