- The colored bar at the top changes from red to orange to blue to ??? (who wrote this, the Melnorme?)
This is because 'Use Page Theme Color in User Interface' is enabled. It can be disabled in the Appearance section of Settings.
You don't want some idiot's surname on a species just because he had money considering we'll be stuck with that name for centuries.
Why not? How is having it named after someone willing to fund further research worse than having it named after someone who happened to officially discover it? Also note that according to the auction, 'Mr. Metzler will work directly with the winning bidder to choose an official name which must be Latinized,' so it doesn't sound like the winner will have carte blanche (and I imagine the Commission of Zoological Nomenclature can veto truly terrible names, too).
Gambling is stupid. Anyone who gambles is already being ripped off.
Facebook requires real names.
If you want a service that doesn't require real names, why are people trying to use Facebook for that purposes?
Damn straight. If there's something you don't like about a service you use, you should just slink off and find a different service.
What is sad is that scientists got paid to "figure" this out. Parents have know this forever.
There are lots of things that 'everybody knows' that are wrong. Actually studying these things, even though they're 'obvious' lets us weed out the ones that were just bad assumptions and often refine the ones that actually do have some basis in reality.
Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang