25 million organisms just went extinct

ScienceNow writer Helen Fields has reported on new research that uses a different technique to estimate the number of species on Earth. This new methods adjusts our estimate of total, multicellular biodiversity from somewhere around 30 million to maybe something like 5.5 million. Both the earlier and this new method make use of the Creator’s inordinate fondness for beetles, which is discussed in the article as a potentially problematic way to go about this in the first place. Check it out.

dung beetles, Woodward Co., OK

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