My readers will be disturbed to learn that modern civilization, in its gluttonous consumerism, is intruding upon the natural habitat of yet another species of animal, endangering to the point of extinction.
I am referring, of course, to the noble Pthirus Pubis, more commonly known as “pubic lice” or (less accurately) “crabs.”
Yes, it would seem that modernity, what with its Brazilian waxes and so forth, is pushing this species to the cusp of extinction. And while this is undoubtedly tragic, I must admit that, when reading the story, a different thought occurred to me.
Namely, I was suddenly overwhelmed by just how amazing it was that there is an entire species of insect which is specifically adapted to live in Human pubic hair! Just stop to think about that, for a few minutes; isn’t that incredible? I mean, how many species are their in the entire world? How many niches must their be? And yet nature has managed to produce an ectoparasite to fill this, surely the most specialized of roles in the animal kingdom! Isn’t evolution cool?
You may find it odd that I am finding beauty in a blood-sucking, parasitical STI, but the truth is that the entire world is delightful if you just put aside your judgements for a few moments. I have learned that, considering everything from a purely factual perspective (without relating any of this information to myself or how it affects me), I can find beauty in practically anything. Indeed, I suddenly remember, it’s the reason why I became a scientist in the first place.
Good lord, but Life suddenly looks beautiful now that I’m done writing my thesis.
EDIT: You will be relieved to learn that pubic lice are apparently not going extinct after all.