I guess she really doesn’t like evolution »« Episode CCCXI: Not an invocation

Comments

  1. Suido says

    Pandas are even better than gnus, you know.

    That’s gnus to me.
    I’m sorry, no more pandering to the easily amused, I’ll see myself out.

  2. says

    I want a bamboo forest, just like this. I have wanted one for a long time. Sadly I doubt they would do well in Ottawa.

  3. llewelly says

    Grasses are adapted to a low CO2 world. it was a good gig until humans came along…

  4. Stacy says

    The bug’s POV I tried to imagine as a child. Plus a neat little road. And minus the giant can of Raid.

  5. cicada says

    I’m actually living pretty close to the place in that photo.
    It’s Sagano in Kyoto, Japan. The bamboo path is pretty famous.

  6. lexie says

    People can eat baby bamboo, it’s very tasty but I don’t think very nutritious though probably good for fibre intake.

  7. FilthyHuman says

    People can eat baby bamboo, it’s very tasty but I don’t think very nutritious though probably good for fibre intake.

    Bamboo Shoot nutritional info
    Good source for C and other minerals.

    I want a bamboo forest, just like this. I have wanted one for a long time. Sadly I doubt they would do well in Ottawa.

    I believe there are some bamboos that can tolerate cold climate.

  8. carlie says

    People can eat herbivores; grass, not so much.

    Well, except wheat.
    And rice.
    And corn.
    And oats.
    And barley.
    And rye.
    And millet.
    And sorghum.

    (unless you meant the grass can’t eat herbivores?)

  9. FilthyHuman says

    @carlie
    #13

    Well, except wheat.
    And rice
    And corn.
    And oats.
    And barley.
    And rye.
    And millet.
    And sorghum.

    (unless you meant the grass can’t eat herbivores?)

    Or he meant that we can’t eat the stem part of the grass, only the seed part.

  10. hotshoe says

    Grasses are adapted to a low CO2 world. it was a good gig until humans came along…

    Actually, it’s an even better gig now that people have come along, and have been persuaded by the grasses’ beauty and utility to do the hard work of spreading them everywhere. Develop and plant strains which can survive Saskatchewan winters, score one for the grasses’ “plan”. Clear the Amazon forest for pasture, score one for the grasses’ plan. Fence gardens around the world with bamboo, score one for the grasses’ plan. We do the work, they reap the benefit.

    They’ll be among the only organisms we deliberately transport to space colonies (if we ever do escape our planet).

  11. carlie says

    AR – I am eating bamboo right now, in fact!

    We can eat the stem of sugarcane. The inside, at least.

  12. Menyambal -- damned dirty ape says

    There’s a grove of feral bamboo in Washington, DC, that I wandered through early one misty morning.

    There’s a clump of bamboo, beside a back road in Indonesia, that is`so large and tall and dense that I thought it was a giant tree.

  13. David Marjanović says

    I wonder if that’s what a forest of horsetails looked like. We have a horsetail tree trunk (a Permian calamite) here… the cross-section is so big I can’t touch both edges at the same time with one hand.

    Good source for C and other minerals.

    Vitamin C isn’t a mineral.

  14. FilthyHuman says

    @David
    #20

    Vitamin C isn’t a mineral.

    What did I write that make you think that I was saying its a mineral?

  15. Sili says

    Vitamin C isn’t a mineral.

    Well, if aluminium can be a petrochemical, I don’t see why vitamins can’t be honorary minerals.

    Particularly if they’re synthesised.