Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Doomsday Vault

There has always been a fear of the annihilation of humankind. Plague, global war, global cooling, global warming, judgment day, etc. But, what if not everyone perishes? It seems that a lot of other people have considered this.

As we speak Norway has broken ground on the doomsday vault. If the seeds of all the world's plant life (some 3 million is what they expect) were able to be housed as a form of Noah's Ark, maybe survivors could revive them at a later date. Kind of reminds me of the Lost World idea and maybe a vault containing DNA from many animal species can also be held for future generations. Anyhow, my question to you is: If there was only one herb that you could keep from disappearing from existence, what would it be?

11 comments:

boko said...

hmmmmm...
A giant herbaceous monocotyledonous perennial with a horizontal underground rhizome of the Genus Musa

aka Banana

:)

RT said...

Well now, that's interesting. Do you think that if something happened to the world, anyone would know where to find it? Think there's one already there, and they just haven't seen it yet?!

Either Basil or Oregano... Ya can't make a decent spaghetti sauce without at least one of those.

Ken said...

Garlic. End of story.

LoraLoo said...

Ah yes, I must agree with Ken. It must be garlic.

Fred said...

Anything that's used to make beer needs to be preserved.

Teri said...

Another vote for garlic

Davydgrey said...

Garlic is not an herb! Although it would get my vote otherwise, I have to go with just plain old pepper.

Lily said...

I'd pick peppermint.

Lucy Stern said...

I liked the peppermint but I would have to vote for garlic because of it's healing power and all of it's other properties.

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