The book is all about the buzzing, migrating, web-spinning, and colony-building world of ingenious animals.
The fatal flaw with metaphysical vitalism was that it invariably led to circular reasoning.
Eventually, Dr. Tyson gets to Saint Charles. No, we mean that literally. Tyson calls Darwin “the greatest spiritual teacher of the last 1000 years.”
The planthopper bug has gears in its legs that permit it to jump what in human terms would be like vaulting the length of two football fields at one go.
Anti-humanists would rather that children die of malaria than allow a fungus to be modified genetically.