Guest Editorial: New approaches to honey bee taxonomy
Benjamin P Oldroyd
I'm not a theological scholar, but I understand that in the biblical book of Genesis, creation is described as founding all species of plants and animals. Much of Christian tradition holds that plants and animals are much the same as they were at creation with each species multiplying according to its own kind. This view allows little room for change, variance, or interbreeding. Western society has been, I think, profoundly affected by these words. Each organism in its box, pinned in a museum, is fixed and named for the duration of the world.