Nature does not make mistakes

DUMMERSTON — Readers of Timothy Scott's defense of knotweed [Viewpoint, May 29] might be interested in a Wikipedia entry that says that the plant is “listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world's 100 most invasive species” and is “now considered one of the worst invasive exotics in parts of the eastern United States.”

I agree with Mr. Scott that Nature does not make mistakes. Its marvelous operations are conducted according to the so-called laws of nature, the workings of which have given us turtles and tornadoes, bananas and botulism, camels and cancer, elephants and elephantiasis, apricots and AIDS, and, of course, knotweed.

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