Help E.O. Wilson Catalog All Life on the Big Blue Marble

When well-known biologist and scientific humanist E.O. Wilso accepted his TED Award recently, he made a plea to those listening, to roll up their sleeves and to help him create an encyclopedia of all living things on the planet, called the Encyclopedia of Life. It would be a sort of biological wikipedia where every species of organism would get its own webpage. It’s a bold initiative, which will be amazing if it happens. There’s already a web site with some test pages and a video intro. I especially like the slider which allows you to dial the extent of your interest (from amateur to expert) and the content morphs to the level you dial. The species geo-location tech is nifty, too.