Portrait Of A Parasite: The Tongue Eating Isopod

From the BBC via Pharyngula comes this ugly monstrous little parasitic bastard who eats his host fish’s tongue and replaces it with itself:

tongue eating isopod

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Silverfish

    An opportunistic little critter. Nature often surpasses even our most twisted imagination.

  • http://unreasonablefaith.com VorJack

    Never ever, ever pick up Carl Zimmer’s book “Parasite Rex.” And if you do, for the love of FSM don’t flip to the middle and look at the plates. It’ll make you want to dip yourself in bleach and move into a clean-room.


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