Sunday, August 24, 2008

Seems only fair ...

... Nature kills a natural philosopher.

1 comment:

  1. The Russian River Brewing Company has memorialized Pliny the Elder by naming a medal-winning double India pale ale after him: 'Pliny the Elder was a Roman naturalist, scholar, historian, traveler, officer, and writer. Although not considered his most important work, Pliny and his contemporaries created the botanical name for hops, "Lupus salictarius", meaning ["]wolf among scrubs." Hops at that time grew wild among willows, much like a wolf in the forest. Later the current botanical name, Humulus lupulus, was adopted.'