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Centrestage for earthworms

The great Charles Darwin had a weakness for earthworms. On and off for 40 years he studied these creatures, observed, measured, and counted them and is known to have played his bassoon to them to determine if they were deaf. In 1881 he finally published his earthworm results in a book, in which, perhaps surprisingly, he even credited earthworms with intelligence and benevolence. —>—>