16 October 2004 - 7:31 AM
The Splendour of Our Achievement
Bonus question: 'Parthenogenesis' is a relatively modern coinage (my desktop dictionary says 1849) from the Greek parthenos, 'virgin,' plus Latin genesis, 'creation.' It refers to reproduction by the development of a gamete (usually a female one) without fertilisation. It occurs in some lower orders of plants (where it is called parthenocarpy) and certain invertebrates and amphibians. As Rosine said, some newts do it.
What a great band. Quite apart from the fact that it's hard not to like a group which can not only use the word 'parthenogenesis' in a song, but also make it rhyme, in the chorus, they did things with dance-goth-techno that make Moby look like a piker. Inspired music-making.