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    Fear is perhaps what makes us humans the last pestilence on Planet Earth... as what Agent Smith had said.

    "Mammals develop an equilibrum with their natural surroundings...."
    "Wonders of the Human Mind. Unfathomable to the highest degree."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    I have never seen a ghost or alien, but I guess I will fear them when I see them
    that's because we have alredy been conditioned to 'fear' them from the countless books, films, comics painting them as scary entities?

    whereas these 'new' species of animal life has never been exposed to the concept of human existence before

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    'Lost world' found here in SE Asia
    High up in Indonesia's mountain rainforests, scientists have discovered an astonishing, mist-shrouded "lost world" that includes animals and plants never seen by man before.

    "It is as close to the Garden of Eden as you are going to find on earth," said Mr Bruce Beehler, co-leader of a group of international scientists who were dropped by helicopter at Foja Mountains in Indonesian New Guinea.

    In a jungle site that was surrounded by giant flowers and strange mammals that had never seen humans before, the scientists watched almost daily wonders unfold before their eyes for a month.

    They saw the rare male bowerbird believed to be the most evolved of birds attracting females with large extravagant nests. They spotted tree kangaroos, which were previously thought to have been hunted to near-extinction.

    They also discovered five new species of palm and a white flower, 15cm across, that may be the world's largest rhododendron.

    "We found dozens, if not hundreds, of new species in what is probably the most pristine ecosystem in the whole Asia-Pacific region," said Mr Beehler. "There were so many new things that it was almost overwhelming," he added.

    The scientists hope to return later this year to the area that sprawls across 300,000 hectares.

    Meanwhile, they still haven't finished categorising their discoveries which, they said, were new even to members of the local indigenous groups who traditionally own the forest. "The men from the local villages came with us and they made it clear that even their ancestors had never been near this area," said Mr Beehler.

    They found giant butterflies with wingspans of up to 18cm. Some 20 new species of frog, including a tiny one that grows to just 14mm, were also discovered.

    The six-wired bird of paradise, never before observed by scientists, merrily performed its courtship rituals while the team gaped.

    The almost unknown spiny anteater allowed itself to be picked up and taken to the camp to be studied. "What was amazing was the lack of wariness of all the animals," said Mr Beehler. This suggested they had never encountered humans before.

    "This is a place with no roads or trails and never, so far as we know, visited by man," he added. "This proves there are still places to be discovered that man has not touched." Agencies.

    Article courtesty from Today Online. Ref URL: http://www.todayonline.com/articles/99831.asp

    oh ya...one more thing..


    NPNT!

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    U want the picture? Look in Today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Who knows what the scientists will find amidst 'The Green Inferno'...
    they might find Hitler living there in secret, lol

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    T-Rex ! T-Rex ! T-Rex !

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    Yeah. Sacrifice a girl and u might see King Kong as well.
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    OK.
    I admit!

    Shouldn't have dumped the nuclear waste there. SORRY EVERYONE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    a documentary might just kill the place.
    Soon will be come one of those exotic tourist spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    OK.
    I admit!

    Shouldn't have dumped the nuclear waste there. SORRY EVERYONE!!!
    SO! YOU ARE THE ONE!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffhiew
    Soon will be come one of those exotic tourist spot.
    Yep, I bet that the next season of Survivor will be filmed there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tao
    Say goodbye to this 'Lost World'.... its discovery marks its impending doom.
    i totally agree..

    since now that its found.. its no longer lost...

    i wish mankind has never find this island... a lot of animals are driven to extinction by no one else but mankind...

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    talk so much, describe the whole place like a wildlife fairyland... but, how come... no pictures... guess they should hav bring along their photographer there for the month...

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    I'd said earlier, look at yesterday's edition of Today online or ST. They shld have plenty of photos.
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    they should not have revealed it to the rest of the world. now curious people will be trying to find that place, and if they do, it will probably not remain as it is.

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    In a few years I will see them lamenting the lost of the habitat and a lot of rare species in private zoos and estates. Poachers will be there in a year or two. before them would be the energy companies, bio companies and more researchers. Then by them the time the World Wildlife Foundation pushed for something to be done, they would claim that 80% of the species are extinct.

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    Unfortunately, in the name of fame, potential fortune and face, all these are being ignored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    So King Kong wasn't around Singapore... its Indonesia... someone please tell Peter Jackson to release an Extended edition of King Kong
    Thats why they went to Surabaya.

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    Last edited by DeSwitch; 9th February 2006 at 07:50 PM.

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    revealing the discovery of a lost world is good but at this stage revealing its location might be premature..... For all the six permits allowed. Frankly can the Indonesian Government patrol the area effectively? The local tribes only avoided the area because of pure practicality because food could be found more in lower areas.

    Now we have poachers who might want to capture the wildlife for some rich private collector or even organisations that might send teams there to capture specimens in the name of science. After all shouldnt this lost world belong to the world?

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