They help keep humans from taking over the rain forests.
Well, that depends on what you call useless. What are humans good for?
I've asked field biologists, and they're willing to concede the point. The paper-pushers are more inclined to note various species feed upon mosquitos or their larvae...
yes, that is true; other animals do rely on the pesky bugs! :)
But even without mosquitos, there should be some other bugs to fill the gap, so the ecosystem should end up at a net benefit, counting the benefit of no mosquitos. ;-)
but then, better the devil you know!
Why the de?
One of my favorite rules. When you use a negative, it always follows with de. (Knowing what preposition to use always messes me up, so this makes it simple for me :)
This seems like a double negative to me - does it not translate literally to "there is not nothing useless in nature"?
All French negatives are in two parts: ne + pas, plus, jamais, encore, aucun, rien...
To compare with English: there is not anything useless in nature
"Rien" here sounds like "Pien".
Not to me.
yea in the slow pronunciation
It would have not been correct without that "d" (d'inutile)? I do not understand its role there
Of no use
Birds feed on mosquitoes, and I love waking up with their songs