A recently read about some guy who had spent an entire summer plucking out, by hand, all of the Japanese grass from a Pennsylvania field. That struck me as about a big of a waste of time as I've read about, given that:
1) The grass will just move back in the next year;
2) At that rate, the guy will have covered, what, .01% of Pennsylvania by the time he dies; and
3) "Invasive" species actually increase biodiversity:
'“There is no evidence that even a single long term resident species has been driven to extinction, or even extirpated within a single U.S. state, because of competition from an introduced plant species,” Macalester College biologist Mark Davis notes.'
"If your approach to mathematics is mechanical not mystical, you're not going to go anywhere." -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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