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#148823 - 10/11/05 10:38 AM Re: Farcide
Yup. There's a couple right in there, nuncle:Quote:
Eschscholzia Chamisso, 1820 (California poppy) Named for zoologist Johann Eschscholtz, but the 't' was omitted from the publication.
Wisteria Nuttall (woody vine) Named for Caspar Wistar, author of America's first anatomy textbook and successor of Thomas Jefferson as head of the American Philosophical Society. But Nuttall misspelled it with an "e", and the name is stuck.
#148824 - 10/12/05 02:14 AM Re: Farcide
To the postmodernist, taxonomic classification is epistemologically meaningless, as Jorge Luis Borges' famous 'Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge' proves hilariously._________________________
'A man who knows everything and who never dies.' --Voltaire of the Comte de Saint-Germain.
#148825 - 10/12/05 08:37 AM Re: Farcide
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
That would be the selfsame Jorge Luis Borges who once said/wrote: "I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." Now that is my kinda guy.
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