I think mosquitoes are useless. Worse than useless. But I figured they must serve some ecological function…like maybe they’re an important food source. Turns out, mosquitoes aren’t even good for that.
But there is one thing I heard in this podcast that I’ll concede to the mosquitoes: they probably kept people from overrunning tropical rain forests sooner rather than later.
Also, Brazil’s got this crazy sneaky evil genius genetics thing that wipes out more than 90% of the mosquitoes in a local area. Whoa.