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Vaillancourt Lab Aug 28
I think Mycology also has a big problem :-(
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casey jones Aug 28
and 92% of those are most interested in vertebrates lol
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J.J. Emerson Aug 28
Split animals into "mammals+herps+leps" and "other animals", and we might see something similar.
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Razib Khan Aug 28
@caseyjonesn just ignorant.
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Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra Aug 28
Worse, if “humans” were included, all the rest would probably -> 0
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Dan Chitwood Aug 28
Your metazoan twitter feed will resume after this Public Service Announcement: "PREVENT PLANT BLINDNESS"
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Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra Aug 28
Indeed, the next tweet in my feed was on cats. Sigh.
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Dan Chitwood Aug 28
Other important terms from that article: "Zoocentrism" & "Zoochauvinism". In my opinion, cats are just "Zoofascist"
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Megan Lynch Aug 28
I'm surprised. Plants are so much less bitey to work with...
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Kip Will Aug 28
yes, but... plants are only about 18% of named spp
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Nash Turley Aug 28
yeah, but most those animal lovers probably only care about the <1% of cuddly vertebrates…
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Kip Will Aug 28
sad, but true
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Dr M Aug 29
Depends who and how you ask Q, do they have botany progs to refer to? Maybe 5% is OK? If 90% take botany how many wd find jobs?
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Nelly Brewer Aug 29
I was more interested in animals @ undergrad too, now plant/fungal PhD. Answer to make plant modules mandatory?
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Nelly Brewer Aug 29
enthusiastic, inspired lecturers sold me on plants (yes , I do mean you!)
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William Rooney Aug 29
They need to sex up plants at high school. Theres's GMO (golden rice) and venise flytraps they should be taught.
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William Rooney Aug 29
Starch content assays don't excite anyone in their own.
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Phil Gates Aug 29
Pretty much mirrors TV and magazine coverage of the 5 kingdoms: no fur or feathers? Not interested!
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William Rooney Aug 29
" is very good for plantsci teaching"
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