Category Archives: Nature
Vincze Miklós of io9 runs one of the better series on their site: Modern Ruins. Obviously, given that I enjoy the thought of ruins and the taphonomy of such things, I really and truly appreciate this mess. So, in honor of the stunning collection he’s put together, do it a favor and give it a gander:
From the New York Times:
“Although Alfred Russel Wallace made one of the most important scientific discoveries in history, he’s been all but forgotten. A contemporary of Charles Darwin, Wallace was the other guy to discover natural selection – the evolutionary process whereby better adapted organisms are more likely to survive and pass on their traits than less adapted ones. Although two people discovered this theory, evolution by natural selection is virtually synonymous with Darwin. This is partly due to the lasting fame of Darwin’s opus, “On the Origin of Species,” but some argue it is also due to Wallace’s extraordinary modesty – he lauded Darwin’s work and humbly downplayed his own contributions. In 1889 he even wrote a book in support of evolution titled ‘Darwinism.'”
Go watch the video and read the article.
The majority of human existence has been to find a simpler or better way to make things to make us happy. Food is no exception to this at all. From poppy seeds to cheese and back around to garum and worchestershire sauce, using the plants and animals we cultivate in a variety of interesting and flavorful ways is always interesting.
This article from io9 discusses a bit regarding this.