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Know your pieties from your principles?

Post by Kitkat on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 17:49

" Why did Shakespeare mistakenly describe the head of the hive as a king bee? asks Adam Gopnik - "

Well, he wasn't the only one. Aristotle, apparently believed it too. In fact, if it wasn't for a guy called Swammerdam, we would all still be thinking it today.

This guy was a 17th Century Dutch biologist who discovered that all the stages of insect life were part of one thing, and that the big bee had ovaries. A master microscopist, he worked every day from six in the morning til noon, hatless in the brightest sun he could find to illuminate his work.

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