This is the first sentence on Dendrolagus, which introduces the blog to the reader.

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:


Kangaroos evolved to jump in the flatland of Australia. These poor creatures had to adapt to tree climbing niche in the rainforests of New Guinea.

As a member of the species homo sapiens in the 21st century, I find myself in a similar situation:

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

My generation was thrown into an extremely confusing world, surrounded mostly by technological and institutional inventions.

Hence, Dendrolagus.