Thursday, May 17, 2007

Something I Learned Today

I was reading Focus magazine (a BBC science weekly) and learned that the author Beatrix Potter was one of the first people to discover the scientific concept of symbiosis - the cooperative relationships between two or more organisms.

It seems that nobody took her idea seriously so she wrote books about small animals instead. It's a shame she couldn't have been allowed to do both.

(A google search can bring up several sources of information about Beatrix Potter and symbiosis.)


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