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Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 23, 2021 at 6:00pm

Joan as to the smallest cat I haven't found any cases where it was domesticated. But seeing how absolutely cute it is I wouldn't be surprised.

Comment was by Davy on March 23, 2021 at 4:56pm

No we didn't have lights as we were not connected to the power grid.

We use to call them was She-Oaks. and they belong to the casuarina species but since then they have reclassified the species in to four branches. The she-oak is now an allocasurina. Plurry botanists, seech
Here is a link to the entry in Wikipedia on the family  Casuarinaceae

Casuarinaceae

When you have a grove of She-oaks and the wind soughs through them the sound they make is softer than the sound of the wind through pines.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2021 at 4:10pm

Stephen, do you know if the World's smallest cat is domesticated? 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2021 at 4:08pm

I miswrote, "I have heard of Casuarina before."

I should have written, "I have not heard of Casuarina before."

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2021 at 4:07pm

Davy, did you use electric lights, candles, or ? on your Casuarina Xmas trees?

Comment was by Davy on March 23, 2021 at 1:23pm

Casuarina more correctly the Allocasuarina as to an everyday person there is not much to distinguish between the two as they very closely related species. 
They were our Xmas trees when we were growing up.

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 23, 2021 at 1:42am

Sounds awful.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2021 at 1:38am

I have heard of Casuarina before. Here is what I found: 

Australian Pine, Casuarina equisetifolia: Dreaded Edible.

A much-loathed tree by government botanists.

Not a true pine. 

Pine needles are actually modified leaves. What looks like “needles” on the Australian Pine are actually branchlets.  On those skinny needle-like branchlets are the minute leaves. 

Positive elements

1. Its red sap is drinkable, should you ever need potable water. 

2. The gum of the tree is edible and was collected by the Aboriginals of Australia, where it is native.  

3. Aboriginals ate the young “cones,” the branchlets, and roasted winged seeds, 

4. Used as common shade tree; (the tree can grow eight feet a year.

5. It can be trained into a hedge.

6. It makes an excellent bonsai specimen 

7. It is used for ditch and canal stabilization 

8. It is used as a windbreak

9. It was the tree of choice to protect causeways to the Space Center.

Negative elements 

1. It is extremely vulnerable to fire.

2. It is intolerant of frost.

3. It poses an enormous financial burden, not only ruining water and sewer mains but buckling streets. 

4. It falls over.

5. the tree is a serious threat to the Everglades, the Keys, and south Florida in general.

6. It is a significant allergen from December to April and in August and September.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2021 at 11:42pm

Stephen, Dawkins' description of the processes of farming ants is so complex, only nature/evolution could have created them. God isn't that intelligent. 

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 22, 2021 at 2:31pm

What a beautiful little kitty!

 
 
 

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