Just a very quick note while I have a few moments. Anyone out there heard of the new “Encyclopedia of Life”? It’s an effort to catalog every single known species on the planet in a single resource on the internet. Take some time to look at their early page:
The video looks promising. I know that it will get spoiled with some Evolutionism stuff, but I’ll admit that I’m excited. Ever since I was a kid and watched Carl Sagan (or, for those Evolutionism adherents out there, St. Carl) on the PBS series Cosmos — which was a seminal event of my youth, I must say — I have been fascinated by the idea of an “Encyclopedia Galactica,” or something of the sort. This EOL has that sort of feel. At least, it seems more Encyclopedia Galactica than it does Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (though, if the entry on homo sapiens ends up saying “mostly harmless,” I may need to reevaluate).