A lifelong atheist, she admitted that she had been tempted to believe in a creator when she discovered that the flea had a penis.
Obituary for Miriam Rothschild, though not the one linked here. It's from the Economist Book of Obituaries, a treat I bought myself for my birthday, and a terrific bathroom book, if I am allowed to review such good writing in such a way. It is a great book for reading for short spans of time, in other words.
Thanks, Lorin, for telling me about it many moons ago. It is wonderful.