Wednesday, February 08, 2006

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Paradise found: 'lost world' in remote jungle
An untouched "Lost World" brimming with new wildlife has been discovered by scientists in the remote mountains of West Papua.
(via theage)

Initially jubilant about this discovery. (Jules Verne's world still alive, etc.)
Now sinister scruples. Esp. in the light of Ten Thousand Years Older.

Add-on following day:
Stone Age tribe kills fishermen off desert island
One of the world's last Stone Age tribes has murdered two fishermen whose boat drifted too near a desert island in the Indian Ocean. The Sentinelese, thought to number between 50 and 200, have rebuffed all contact with the modern world, firing a shower of arrows at anyone who comes within range.
They are believed to be the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world to remain isolated. the two fishermen buried in shallow graves and not roasted and eaten...
The Age, Feb 9 2006, 14.


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