Botanists abuzz at abundance of new species sighted in remote eastern New Guinea. Scientists ecstatic on finding 300,000 hectares of untouched forests in the Foja Mountains, describing lush wilderness as:
"..close to the Garden of Eden as you're going to find on Earth. We found dozens, if not hundreds, of new species in what is probably the most pristine ecosystem in the whole Asian-Pacific region"Six-wired birds of paradise (long thought extinct), 20 new frog species & 4 new butterflies discovered. Among exotic plantlife, unlike anything previously encountered, 5 new palms, world's largest rhododendron & countless new types of vegetation uncovered. Scientists astounded at docility of animals, who showed no fear whatsoever of humans. The area, accessible only by air, confirms it's still a big unexplored world out there. Go, the swashbuckling biologists!
Dhimmitude-watch: Daniel Pipes asks: "Will the West stand up for its customs and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims impose their way of life on the West?" The Dane editor who first published cartoons tartly notes:
if Muslims insist that I, as a non-Muslim, should submit to their taboos.. they're asking for my submissionThe staunchest govt responses are from Norway, Germany & France, all rightly invoking press freedom from govt interference. The weasliest include Poland, UK, US & of course, NZ (quel surprise!) who blither apologetically about 'blasphemy' & align themselves with islamofascists. Facing implacable foe in battle for civilisation, the Christian govts turn the other cheek. Never mind that fearful meek servitude; I'm revving up my Viking mojo and siding with the Danes. Go Denmark! Save the West!