Wednesday, August 23, 2006

cycad ...

world distribution of cycadales

overall species diversity peaks at 17˚N and 28˚S, with a minor peak at the equator. there is therefore not a latitudinal diversity gradient towards the equator but towards the tropics.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

di·lem·ma ...

1. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or mutually exclusive.
2. Usage Problem. A problem that seems to defy a satisfactory solution.
3. Logic. An argument that presents two alternatives, each of which has the same consequence.

"soul ?" does a dog have a soul ? how about cockroach ?

"excuse me, I did not mean to criticize your planet"

- Robert Anson Heinlein - Science Fiction Writer

Friday, August 04, 2006

blotch fungi ...

"study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. it will never fail you."

"i believe in god, only i spell it 'nature'."
god is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature and it has been said often by philosophers, that nature is the will of god. and, i prefer to say that nature is the only body of god that we shall ever see. if we wish to know the truth concerning anything, we'll find it in the nature of that thing.