April 23, 2021– “Above a clear, rocky stream, a small green tree frog perches on the belly of a leaf. Turning its tiny snout toward the water, the frog lets out three chirps in the dark, struggling to make itself known. The act of naming is never a discovery, but a description of what was always there, a sound connected to a thought in time. The heart within the translucent chest of the little frog by the stream beats with blood dating back 300 million years , long before the first expression of human language. And until recently, it survived, like 86 percent of life on earth, without a scientific name, unable to get through what taxonomists call the Linne deficit. ” Science writer Natalie Middleton shares more. (57 reads)
To take actionWhat is the meaning of your name and the story behind it? Reflect on what and with whom it connects you.