If all the matter in the universe except the nematodes were swept awat, our worlds would still be dimly recognizable and if, as disembodied spirits, we could then investigate it, we should fine its mountains, hills, vales, rivers, lakes and oceans represented by a film of nematodes. The location of towns would be decipherable, since for every massing of human beings there would be a corresponding massing of certain nematodes. Trees would still stand in ghostly rows representing our streets and highways. The location of various plants and animals would still be decipherable, and, had we sufficent knowledge, in many cases, even their species could be determinded bu an examination of their erstwhile nematode parasites.
—Cobb, N. A., 1914