We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Friday, March 16, 2012

A New York New Species

The species of frog from NY Times
A recent posting in the NY Times online entitled, "A New Species in New York Was Croaking in Plain Sight," reports that scientists have identified a new species of frog has been discovered in New York City and surrounding counties in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It is enough like other, more common frogs that nobody who knows about frogs noticed it until recently—so similar, in fact, that biologists had to do DNA testing on it to confirm that it is a separate species. Evidently, it makes a different call, but for a long time nobody noticed that either. Kinda makes you wonder what might be lurking up here in Lewis County. Surely if an unidentified species of frog has been hanging out in the Big Apple all these years, there has to be some hitherto unknown species of something waiting to be discovered in the back yards of Lowville.

By the way, they haven't named the new species yet.  The NY Times invites suggestions.