An old bat specimen. Re-examined. Is it one species? Or seven species?
An analysis of a museum’s bones collections seems to discover issues with the categorization of bats in species. (1)
The species definition problem is an old one. The definition-of-anything is actually an old problem in general. We all rely on our definitions. And we are always reluctant to change them towards reducing the level of analysis of the world we live in. The number of species may rise, but it will never fall. We may invent new definitions to create new things into our mind, but we will never destroy one. We all look towards the infinite, while the goal we should have is behind us.
Let’s stop defining new things. Let’s un-define the defined!
Let’s return to Nothing. This is everything…