A Conversation for Butterfly Bushes
Gnomon Started conversation Jul 24, 2000
"The Butterfly Bush was discovered in the 1880s by French missionaries in China"
How curious that the Chinese never noticed the bush in the preceeding 5000 years! It's a good thing the French Catholics came along and pointed it out to the rest of us...
John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!" Posted Dec 16, 2000
It's an even better thing that Spanish Catholics 'discovered' the New World... It must have been a terrible strain for the millions of people who had to go about the business of building their own cultures with nowhere to stand.
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