Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, June 07, 2002

Neat-o. Some of the oldest tropical plants in the world have been discovered locked in the permafrost on a windswept island in the Canadian Arctic. The plants lived 420 million years ago when life was starting to move out of the sea and onto Earth's barren landscape. At the time, Bathurst Island, which is now in northern Nunavut, was near the equator.

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