Let’s consider ecological diversity. Did you know that there are several animals in Australia that are only found there? Weird ones, too. I’ve heard this used as an argument both for and against evolution. I think you know where I stand on that, but that ecological diversity is one of the reasons I want to go to Australia some day. I want to see a duck-billed platypus with my own eyes.
Of course, I’d have to see more than the wildlife once I got there. As a singer, I’d love to hear a performance at the renowned Sydney Opera House. Since I abhor opera it would have to be something else, though, LOL. I see the Barber of Seville is playing this summer, so if I were going, I’d choose that. That would require an overnight stay, and since I’d already have researched cheap hotels in Sydney, I’d probably stay for a couple of nights so I could also visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Aquarium. After all, once I pay for the airfare and the Sydney hotel, I’d like to get my money’s worth.
I’d like to find out more bout the aboriginals as well. Of course, that brings to mind another deep question: If non-aboriginals are investigation aboriginals, doesn’t their very presence change that society? Can you observe sentient creatures without changing their behavior to some extent? I don’t think it’s actually possible to do so.