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Mushroom Sex Is Beautiful, Complicated

Nicholas Money believes that mushrooms are spellbinding, and he talks about them with a great and sincere passion. I mean, just watch him talk about mushroom sex! Money is a renowned fungal researcher, a professor of botany at Miami University in Ohio, and the author of

Mushroom

(Oxford University Press, 2012).

He spent 30 years studying mycology (including hallucinogenics, molds, and giant, tropical, phallus-shaped shrooms). The studies led Money to the following conclusions:

(i) life on land would collapse without the activities of mushrooms; (ii) we owe our existence to mushrooms; and (iii) there is (probably) no God. The logic is spotless.

Via OUP

Read the most recent posts on our food blog or explore our restaurant reviews. Contact the writer at trao@villagevoice.com, @forkintheroadvv, or @tejalrao.


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