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THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
by CHARLES DARWIN

Saturday, September 24, 2011

FIREFLIES & FRUIT FLIES

Most people seldom think of or about FIREFLIES OR FRUIT FLIES and also nver together as a single topic of any discussion... But I mention them together for several reasons. FIREFLIES are otend seen in twilight(dusk) and night hours if you live in an area where LIGHT POLLUTION does not interfere with your perception of them and also with the perception of the stars in the skies. Some people, usually children, become fascinated and interested for a while in FIREFLIES& catch them to put in glass jars(rare things themselves in a world of endless plastic) so they can light up in confinement. FRUIT FLIES usually become for people, who encounter them, PESTS associated with banana peels, fruit skins or rinds,and perhaps other decaying vegetable matter exposed to the air... For the SCIENTISTS,THESE CREATURES HAVE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF MUCH STUDY....such as, so-called 'cold light' and 'genetic mutations' and still are perhaps....generations of FRUIT FLIES have been studied and traits,etc. listed and noted,etc.... The appearance of FIREFLIES can be compared somewhat to the apearance of ANGELS, seen only at certain times while FRUIT FLIES can be compared to MANKIND,which proliferates despite numerous attempts to limit their growth and to expterminate them or utilize them for 'scientific' study & experimentation..... THE DEATH OF ONE FIREFLY IS MORE OF A TRAGEDY THAN THE DEATH OF ONE FRUIT FLY!

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