a bird and a bottle


Taking down Abstinence Only Programs…now with 100% more humor!

Courtesy of very talented cartoonist (and new commenter(!)) Mikhaela Reid, have a laugh at the expense of abstinence only “education” programs (click the image to see it full size):

Reid - ab only

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A tiny creature that has not had sex for 100 million years has overturned the theory that animals need to mate to create variety.

Bdelloid rotifers are microscopic animals, less than four times the length of a human sperm, are all female, yet have evolved into different species that fill different ecological niches. Two sister species were found to be living together on the body of a water louse. One of them specialized in living around the louse’s legs; the other stayed close to the chest.

In view of these findings, may we assume that those who practice abstinence-only will also find their ecological niche on the same water louse? Since the legs, body, and chest are currently occupied, the question remains: What other louse real estate remains unoccupied? Any suggestions?

Comment by Swampcracker

Swampcracker, do you have a link about that? I’d love to read more about this rotifer.

Comment by Alon Levy

There is a community Rotifer Club near you. Link:
http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20000520/fob6.asp

Comment by Swampcracker

you guys are huge nerds. and i mean that in the best sorta way 🙂

Comment by maxwell




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