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The Orchid and the Moth | Why Scientists Are the True Prophets
October 8, 2020


In 1862, Charles Darwin received a sample of orchids from Madagascar. Among them, he noticed, was a flower with an unusually long nectary, the orchid’s nectar-producing gland. At nearly a foot in length, this would keep the nectar from any known insect looking to partake. It got Darwin wondering. Days later, Darwin made a prediction: …