Flora Quotes (6 quotes)
Domesticated biotechnology, once it gets into the hands of housewives and children, will give us an explosion of diversity of new living creatures New lineages will proliferate to replace those that monoculture farming and deforestation have destroyed. Designing genomes will be a personal thing, a new art form as creative as painting or sculpture. Few of the new creations will be masterpieces, but a great many will bring joy to their creators and variety to our fauna and flora.
The gold rush in Madre de Dios, Peru, exceeds the combined effects of all other causes of forest loss in the region, including from logging, ranching and agriculture. This is really important because were talking about a global biodiversity hotspot. The regions incredible flora and fauna is being lost to gold fever.
The law of conservation rigidly excludes both creation and annihilation. Waves may change to ripples, and ripples to waves,magnitude may be substituted for number, and number for magnitude,asteroids may aggregate to suns, suns may resolve themselves into florae and faunae, and florae and faunae melt in air,the flux of power is eternally the same. It rolls in music through the ages, and all terrestrial energy,the manifestations of life, as well as the display of phenomena, are but the modulations of its rhythm.
Thus, remarkably, we do not know the true number of species on earth even to the nearest order of magnitude. My own guess, based on the described fauna and flora and many discussions with entomologists and other specialists, is that the absolute number falls somewhere between five and thirty million.
To Nature nothing can be added; from Nature nothing can be taken away; the sum of her energies is constant, and the utmost man can do in the pursuit of physical truth, or in the applications of physical knowledge, is to shift the constituents of the never-varying total. The law of conservation rigidly excludes both creation and annihilation. Waves may change to ripples, and ripples to waves; magnitude may be substituted for number, and number for magnitude; asteroids may aggregate to suns, suns may resolve themselves into florae and faunae, and floras and faunas melt in air: the flux of power is eternally the same. It rolls in music through the ages, and all terrestrial energythe manifestations of life as well as the display of phenomenaare but the modulations of its rhythm.
When living with the Indians in their homes and pursuing my ethnological studies: One day I suddenly realized with a rude shock that, unlike my Indian friends, I was an alien, a stranger in my native land; its fauna and flora had no fond, familiar place amid my mental imagery, nor did any thoughts of human aspiration or love give to its hills and valleys the charm of personal companionship. I was alone, even in my loneliness.