Marginalia, no.323

Insects eat so many plants that it is almost a comfort to reflect that some plants eat insects.

~ Bergen Evans, The Natural History of Nonsense

If that’s what comfort requires – a balance in murder – then maybe it’s some comfort to viruses and bacteria, too, when they finally win the day with us. In our healthy years, when the immune system was well-armed, we must have laid waste countless generations of their ancestors.

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