Submission to the ICZN Commission, and Google for Internet Database of all life

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Mon Mar 20 09:24:00 CST 2006

Hi Taxacomers,

There is a second article in the March 2006 Discover Magazine that
is very pertinent to us.

Antsy in Madagascar: a bushwhacking biologist unearths six-legged
vampires, cannibals, and silk weavers in the quest to bring every ant
on the planet into your home.  By Richard Conniff, pages 44-51.

The ant guy is Brian Fisher of the California Academy of Sciences.
You can access the database so far at

But perhaps the most interesting thought of Brian Fisher's is to
persuade GOOGLE to partner with the scientific community to
create an Internet Database of all life on Earth.

This means that anyone on Earth with Internet can access the database.
Sounds like a plan to me.

Robin Leech

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