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Answers to your parasite questions

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerFebruary 14, 2006 12:46 PM

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My post on zombie roaches and brain surgeon wasps seems to have hit a nerve. There have been well over 100,000 hits on that post alone, and 175 comments have been posted. I imagine that most people haven't read through all 175 (many of which have more to do with God than wasps). But I would urge any interested readers to check out this one from Gal Haspel, who spent seven years in grad school contemplating the sinister glory of Ampulex compressa. Update 2/15: Gal is now fielding questions in the comment thread, discussing new research on matters such as how the wasp knows where in the brain to put its stinger. Fascinating stuff. Please post any relevant questions for him. Bear in mind, though, that he's a neuroscientist, not a theologian. Many thanks, Gal.

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