So originally, when I first conceived of this post in my head, it was going to be about Lysol ads from the First World War and shortly thereafter that played on people’s fears about the Spanish influenza pandemic. I heard an excellent talk (given by this woman) at an academic conference I [...]
As I see it, plants have two general orientations towards mobile beings like us humans who might choose to eat them. They either want to seduce us or poison us.
See, it all comes down to propagation. If being consumed into an animal’s digestive system is going to help the plant move into [...]
I had this sudden flash of insight recently. I was thinking about the Eucharist …
Ok, I hope I haven’t lost you yet.
It’s not like I think about the Eucharist all the time or anything. I’m not even Catholic. Or Orthodox. Or a member of any religious organization which [...]
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