via Mícheál Ó Foghlú comes this wonderfu…

via Mícheál Ó Foghlú comes this wonderful article in the NYTimes on taxonomy. I like to think this is the article’s better title; How to tell the carrot from the cat — which to grate and which to pet? It really begins in the end; a convincing argument that as we lose our ability to recognise, and name, one from another we lose our ability to see change and what is happening around us. Not so important is that we agree on the name or know the official name but rather that we simply name it. §

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