peterr at VIOLET.BERKELEY.EDU
Fri Mar 24 10:05:41 CST 1995
>Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 09:39:55 EST
>From: Alan Kabat <MNHIV044 at SIVM.SI.EDU>
>"By the year 2000 or so ... we will also have a complete database of all
>living organisms, ...
>Now, this utopian vision may well be realized for birds and mammals, but
>I daresay that for the remaining vertebrates, not to mention the
>invertebrates, plants, fungi, protista & bacteria, it will take rather
>more than 5 years to have such a complete database!
Hmmmm. They could be right, Alan. Another way to have a complete species
list of all living organisms by the year 2000 is to accelerate the actions
implied by doing away with the Endangered Species Act and all other
That would certainly make the listing task shorter and easier. We might be
too busy hunting and gathering, however, to care about the list.
Cheerful thought for today.
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