Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Bee Gone

The story of the missing bees has me captivated as well as concerned. As many as one billion bees have simply disappeared without leaving a trace. It's a bona fide mystery! Scientific puzzles like this seldom appear: it has a simple stature, yet it bears profound and even grave implications.

Have they all been killed in some natural or man-made ecological disaster? Have they been sabotaged by a terrorist force bent on destroying our pollination system? Or have they formed a hive intelligence and gone on some kind of eco-strike? I wish I was one of those washed-up scientists in a 1970s disaster flick - the hero who figures it out just in time to save the day. Yeah I would.

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