Monday, May 24, 2010

24 May, 1911

Am writing this on my night watch. I didn't go out today so as to prepare for it.

This evening Atkinson gave an interesting little discourse on parasitology. Blood-sucking worms and the like. In the discussion afterwards Wilson went on about the grouse disease worm, and something about "free living species," which I did not really understand. Then Nelson brought up "degeneration" but when I asked what that was, did not get a satisfactory answer. All terms must be empirical, I suppose.

Must stay awake. Can't nap. There is no moon.

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