On Mon, 31 Aug 1998 00:14:03 -0400 M Mehrespand <mmehres at erols.com>
> Question for the fruit fly experts (to settle a debate between me and my
> If you leave a piece of fruit on a table, from where does the first
> fruitfly come? Are there eggs on each piece of fruit that hatch as the
> fruit ripens?
> Thanks for helping to settle this debate, Marc
Marc! You've just repeated a famous experiment taught to science
students the world over demonstrating spontaneous generation: fruit
flies emerge from ripening fruit, yes. That's where they come from.
Other flies emerge from rotting meat, and you can probably guess the
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