Thursday, February 09, 2006

Eden Refound

Scientists have discovered a "lost world" in New Guinea.

They found all kinds of new species, and they've only scratched the surface. I'm not shocked, really. I really feel there's lots of things on this earth we know nothing about. And I'm not at all surprised this happened in New Guinea: the island, with its tropical climate and rough, mountainous terrain, is an ecological treasure trove. Every valley is its own little biosphere. It's the most linguistically-diverse place in the world, too, for the same reason. Even relatively nearby (as the crow flies) tribes had almost no contact, resulting in a myriad of different languages.

Anyway, it's nice to know there are still places on this planet untouched by man.

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