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As Species Decline, So Do the Scientists Who Name Them 76

Posted by samzenpus
from the end-of-the-line dept.
tcd004 (134130) writes "Few sciences are more romantic than taxonomy. Imagine Darwin, perched over a nest of newly-discovered birds in the Galapagos, sketching away with a charcoal in his immortal journals. Yet Taxonomy is a dying science. DNA barcoding, which can identify species from tiny fragments of organic material, and other genetic sciences are pulling students away from the classical studies of anatomy and species classifications. As the biodiversity crisis wipes undiscovered species off the planet, so to go the scientists who count them."
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As Species Decline, So Do the Scientists Who Name Them

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  • by retchdog (1319261) on Friday May 09, 2014 @06:28AM (#46957469) Journal

    Unfortunately for you, imperialism is defined as "a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force."

    Now, to the layman this poses no cuntradiction against your erudite proposal. However, the educated Marxist will not allow to pass your blatant speciesism. While the "Native" "Americans" are clearly irrelevant Redskin savages, as even the most niggardly capitalists/Hayek-ists will admit, we cannot allow to pass unchallenged and critically unexamined the acts of this Dawin, whomever he may be. The problematics of speciesist endemicism plague your narrative and thus we cannot accept it as true scholasticism by any means. The Hegelian dialectic calls for a synthesis of the suppressed testudinate (socialist) impulse with the anglo-imperialist rapist. Whenceforth We (The Glorious Peoples' Sodomitic/Recidivist Council) request only that you open your anus to inspection and purification against unnecessary thematic influences.

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