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Re: Tropical forest dreams and nightmares

  • Subject: Re: Tropical forest dreams and nightmares
  • From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 21:45:46 -0500 (CDT)

Neil!  Do you remember the enormous foot which comes down in Monty Python
Programme and one hears the sound of a raspberry.   There's a lot of it
about.   I'd better not write about my idea for treating Amorphophallus
tuber erectile dysfunction!  Anyway Spath growers don't need it.    I'll go
away for a while I've had a field day today.

With chuckles

Ron Spath Sensations

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Carroll" <zzamia@hargray.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: Tropical forest dreams and nightmares

| OK Eduardo, so we have your extremely negative 'nightmare' and you
| ellucidate all of the negatives. You even seem to have something against
| human beings. Are we talking about people who need a place to live, food
| eat, and shelter over their heads....or just a bunch of plants as being
| important. Yes, I know....no plants= no animals....but there is probably
| enough plankton, seaweed and algae in the world to provide food and air
| animals.
| So do you have any solutions or just a lot of griping. Really, let's hear
| what you would have us all do about the rainforests of the world. Any
| solution which attacks humans is no solution. Just because humans have
| superior intellect over all other organisms on the planet does not mean
| they are not a part of the plan nor are they sepparable from nature.
| RON, there are many ways to obtain plants from around the world including
| the New World. Obtaining plants in spite of the obstacles is the fun part
| plant collecting.
| We really don't speak much on this topic with this list because Aroids,
| the most part are not listed as endangered and are therefore not covered
| CITES. If you were an orchid, cactus or cycad officianado this "what to do
| about the rainforest" discussion would be much more in the forefront of
| list.
| Don't forget folks......we love plants (aroids in particular) but MOST (by
| far) of the people on the planet could care less. They are much more
| concerned about feeding, clothing and sheltering their families. This is
| what is important to humans........as it should be.
| Neil
| Neil

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