I suddenly realized, writing a comment on a fellow bloggers page, the estimated number of species on the planet right now is a highly debatable topic. Statistic, Logistic system employed over the last 250 years by the Swedish Botanist Carl Linnaeus to catalog species have since left over an astounding 86% of species still unknown. But how many actually exist to conclude we found 14% of them ?? Deciphering earth’s library still remains a mystery at best. Wonder then, when we know so little about whats living and breathing around us, should we shift our focus from exploring outer spaces and start exploring within our space first.
I don’t know if the ancients knew more than we do now, remembering an ancient legend which said the planet consists of 30 million species… their belief was to revere each living species as god… coincidentally the Indian pantheon consists of 30 million Gods.
Wonder how they came up with that number thousands of years ago?