Jul. 5, 2022

Big things hiding?

No, not this waterlily, but another. A new species has been discovered, Victoria boliviana. It has been hiding among other species of Victoria, including those at Kew Gardens for the last 177 years. It has leaves up to ten feet across. Saw that item yesterday. Then we watched an episode of Newsroom. The one where a staffer is trying to convince them that bigfoot is real. His argument is based on the estimates of numbers of undiscovered species, and on the numbers that are continually being discovered. So, if we missed ten foot wide V. boliviana in Kew Gardens for 177 years, what about Bigfoot. Why not? What about Gigantopithicus? Still hiding in the Himalayas after all?