xkcd: Land Mammals

It’s indeed true that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.  (Click through for full sized version.)

via xkcd: Land Mammals.

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5 Responses to xkcd: Land Mammals

  1. Scout Paget says:

    I’m sad for the wild animals.

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  2. James Pailly says:

    I love this xkcd post. You don’t really appreciate how thoroughly humans have conquered the planet, for better or worse, until you see something like this.

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  3. amanimal says:

    Yes, but we’re all mobile habitat for the true rulers of the planet:

    “Basically, we are a walking bacterial colony.” – Professor Jeroen Raes, human microbiome researcher

    “… bacteria are, and always have been, the dominant forms of life on Earth.” – Stephen Jay Gould

    ‘Planet of the Bacteria’
    http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/gould_bacteria.html

    … and the bigger picture:

    ‘Total Animal Biodiversity’

    from:

    ‘Biodiversity’, Wilson 1988
    http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=989

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