This is the first sentence on Dendrolagus, which introduces the blog to the reader. The purpose of this site is primarily to organize my thoughts and communicate with my future self.

Why Dendrolagus?

Dendrolagus is the Latin name for tree kangaroo. If I could cast the expecto patronum charm, tree kangaroo would definitely be my patron.


Well, just take a look:


Not only are tree kangaroos cute, they also powerfully remind me of the adequacy of the human mind in a technological civilization:

Far from being the smartest possible biological species, we are probably better thought of as the stupidest possible biological species capable of starting a technological civilization—a niche we filled because we got there first, not because we are in any sense optimally adapted to it. — Nick Bostrom

Hence, Dendrolagus.


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