Posted by: commonpoorwill | January 29, 2009

A Theological Consideration.

The Tasmanian Devil. I know what you’re thinking: “That’s not a bird! At all!” Obviously, guys.

So, how does this totally non-avian of beasts relate to our ornithological studies? Let’s find out.

Let’s face the facts: Climate change is the next big thing… in a terrible way! As our world continues to warm up each year, our beautiful fauna are dying out, and not even a chill cake can fix this. As for the Tasmanian Devil, it seems that nature has a bounty out on them; they are the peak of it’s hit list.

Genetic diversity, according to sources, has disappeared in this species, leaving them more vulnerable to debilitating illnesses, such as losing a limb. Old news, you say?

WARNING: Serious Content Ahead

Well, what if I were to tell you that apparantly this lack of genetic diversity was NOT limited to the likes of the devils? What if I were to tell you that, in fact, thanks to a previous global climate alteration, genetic diversity has vanished in many of our native specieses. This includes birds.

It strikes me that maybe this is the reason why birds are unable to attain backward motion, even though many other faunological specieses take it for granted: their genetic disability leaves them without this standard feature.

That’s certainly something to think about.

The Ice Age was not so forgiving (for certain specieses) as some movie franchises would have you believe.

Also I made a cake today. Pics up soon!

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