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Friday, January 15, 2010

What little we really know

I ran into an article the other day that spoke about a newly discovered species of Strawberry crab off the coast of Taiwan.  They had located two that were forced to the surface because of a tanker spill.  It just reminded me about how little we really know about the earth we live on.  There is still much to explore and things to learn before the human race can make any reasonable conclusions about this living ball hurtling through space.  We should be much more humble than we are.  Here is a list of some of the newly discovered living organisms in 2009.

 The world's smallest snake, known as Leptotyphlops carlae or the Barbados threadsnake.

The Tahina palm, or Tahina spectabilis, is a gigantic new species of palm represented by fewer than 100 specimens

Borneo's Phoebaeticus chani is considered the world's longest insect, with a body length of 14 inches

Satomi's pygmy seahorse, also
known as Hippocampus satomiae, is the smallest known seahorse with a standard length of 0.54 inches

The ghost slug, or Selenochlamys ysbryda, was found in Cardiff, Wales

Charrier coffee, also known as Coffea charrieriana, is the first known naturally caffeine-free coffee species found in
Central Africa

Discovered a new species of giant rat in a remote rainforest in Papua New Guinea.

Botanists believe they have discovered one of the world's largest carnivorous plants in 
Southeast Asia.

Genesis 1:5
God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

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