Sprague Word

The future and more from Richard Sprague

Posted by sprague on June 22, 2004

“Daddy, why did God make mosquitoes?” is a question my children have asked from time to time. The New York Times talks to Elizabeth Willott, an entomologist at the University of Arizona to get the answer: they’re part of the web of life. They spread diseases that kill off some animals that would otherwise multiply too quickly, and they protect some wilderness areas from encroachment by people and others.

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