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Re: Fungi and tree growth - more important than weather.

Subject: Re: Fungi and tree growth - more important than weather.
From: Wayne Tyson
Date: Jan 14 2022 21:14:41
Howdy all and Bill Kowalczyk,

Thanks for the quote, Bill.

Despite appearances, I'm not really hung up on aphorisms, but if someone
can say what's on my mind better and more briefly than I, I always give
credit where it's due. I've read some Feynman, and that quote fits him and
Einstein equally well. Getting the question right is more important than
"the" answer. Communication is more than mere language, so we pixel-pushers
are terribly limited. The idea is to spread ideas and let the ones that
survive the gauntlet survive the popularity contest. But "opinion" is even
more limiting. It kills thought. One can't really believe and think at the
same time. I fully realize that this is a foreign concept to a large
number, but take my advice: Don't take my advice.

WT

On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 7:24 AM Bill Kowalczyk <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk>
wrote:

Hey all,

For those with access to BBC Sounds you may be interested in a program
on R4 (2 x 30 minute episodes) called Fungi: The New Frontier.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00132xm

I was impressed by a call for new language in life sciences and that
we should be expanding our remit to consider a third "F" ie. Flora,
Fauna AND Funga.

The author also referenced a quote I liked (he attributed to Richard
Feynman but my internet attributes to Socrates); "The only true wisdom
is knowing you know nothing" which I particularly thought Wayne might
like to add to his lexicon of memorable quotes... you're welcome :o)

Another interesting show this week (5 x 15 minute episodes),  was
extracts from book called Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00138jk

Each programme is a reflection on different areas where nature has
been left to itself.

Enjoy (if that's your kind of thing).

Regards,

Bill




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