Native N American crops

J.E. Shields
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 07:07:48 PDT
I am not current on how modern botanists divide up the flora of the 
world.   I do recall that 60 years ago, zoologists divided  the Americas 
into Nearctic (North America north of Mexico), Neotropical, and some other 

I agree with comments earlier that we need to rid the New World of Homo 
sapiens if we want to restore this part of the world to it's natural 
condition.  Seeing where I live, one can probably understand that this 
option does not appeal to me.

Another problem with many enthusiastic conservationists is that they do not 
recognize the the only constant in Nature is change.  Species come and 
go.  Climates come and go.  Continents come and go.  Change persists.

I am in favor of thwarting Nature's efforts to eliminate the unfit -- rare 
species are rare for a reason, not always because of human 
encroachment.  Let us try to preserve the rare, whether they are fit or not.

Jim Shields
in sunny but chilly Westfield, Indiana
USA, where Homo sapiens is an invasive alien species

At 09:41 PM 3/18/2010 -0400, you wrote:
>Well Leo and Alberto, I think the answer to this one depends on how you
>divide up the Americas!
>Jim McKenney
>Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone

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