Wednesday, September 26, 2007
News of a raft of new species in the jungles of Vietnam, and a happy rediscovery in Costa Rica should serve to remind us of our arrogance in assuming we have a reasonable idea either of how many species there are on Earth or of what's extinct and what isn't. We know almost nothing in these matters, but we're busy imposing a narrative of large-scale extinction, driven (of course) by climate change, which is driven (of course) by us. Things just aren't that simple out there in the jungle, and we just are not that important.
Posted by Nige at 10:04 am