No thanks to the new science thing

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It often seems a parade of researchers are trying to foist new things I don’t want on me: a new organ, a new planet, a new dwarf planet, a new continent.

I would like to respectfully decline. No, thank you, I have quite enough continents already.

A group of scientists is currently arguing in favor of a new continent in GSA Today. Here’s the deal on the “new continent,” which is not a new continent: it’s underwater, and it’s not new. Not only is it about 100 million years old, these researchers have been fighting for it to be recognized as a continent for a decade. They are going to have to keep fighting, because there’s no international body that designates what is and is not a…

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