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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

entry arrow11:12 PM | The Intricate Bloodlines Between All Things in the Universe

Flowers changed the face of the planet. Without them, the world we know -- even man himself -- would never have existed. Francis Thompson, the English poet, once wrote that one could not pluck a flower without troubling a star. Intuitively he had sensed like a naturalist the enormous interlinked complexity of life. Today we know that the appearance of the flowers contained also the equally mystifying emergence of man.

--Loren Eiseley, from "How Flowers Changed the World"

You can also read his wonderful "The Starfish Story" here.

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