violentsalvation: The real article is better.
JoeJitsu: I had that happen once with the oldest living human. Boy, was I surprised.
Sgygus: Join the army, travel the world, meet interesting people, and kill them.
Benevolent Misanthrope: This is why we can't have nice things. Even our smart guys are one step above being a bunch of knuckle-dragging farking gorillapigs.
doglover: The scientific method can, and is, be followed with by robots.
red5ish: Geologist? Tree? Does not compute.
Cubicle Jockey: It's not even close to being the oldest living thing..."Pando" is older than Cro-Magnon man, at least 80,000 years old.
r1niceboy: Except it wasn't the oldest thing. There's some kind of seagrass that's a couple of hundred thousand years old. We haven't killed that yet, although, because it lives in the sea, it had better be getting its affairs in order.
I_Hate_Iowa: 2) Who cares if it's the oldest living thing? It's a tree. (A) It's not like it's going to tell us secrets. (B) And if scientists can learn things about the distant past from it, can't they learn the same things or more from a dead tree that they can do more tests on in a lab than they can in the field while being ever-so-careful not to harm... a tree?
tallen702: The "Radiolab" episode "Oops!" does a fantastic job telling the story: Podcast on NPR It's the best damned show on radio.
AspectRatio: BoingBoing is useless and its editors are insufferable twatbombs.
Benevolent Misanthrope: doglover: The scientific method can, and is, be followed with by robots.Indeed. Are you by chance a scientist?And despite his monumental f*ck-up as a grad student, Donald Rusk Currey was a smart guy. Really.
rogue49: intelligence does not eliminate stupidity
AspectRatio2012-11-15 11:42:41 PMBoingBoing is useless and its editors are insufferable twatbombs.
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