I remember reading about the “Four Pests” campaign in China and the unintended, negative consequences. There’s an episode of “The Simpsons” that demonstrates it as well, because of course there is.
Biology is so interesting. I’d study it forever.
Stefano Mancuso | The Nation of Plants | March 2021 | 3,311 words (19 minutes)
I am sure that many of the erudite readers of this little book know On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin inside and out. If there is someone who still has this gap in their education, you are urged to fill it without any further delay. Darwin’s book is fundamental for understanding how life works. And it is surprising to think how this book, which literally changed the history of the world, is actually only a summary of the countless observations that Darwin gathered for decades throughout the scientific disciplines and throughout the world in support of his theory of the evolution of living species. His plan, in fact, was to write a colossal and minutely detailed work that was meant to report all the fruits of his decades of research. It would be…
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