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The Edge Effect and the Divine Nature - Part 1

Yo Yo Ma, the famed cellist, initiated a project no known as Silkroad. The concept is a simple, yet profound expression of the creativity of strangers that share a deep connection with one another as expressed in the music they compose and perform. The question, "What will happen when strangers meet?" is answered time and time again as the collision among people of dissimilar backgrounds is felt and, as a result, their creativity is heightened to dramatic effect. This concept, this collision, expresses itself in nature as well in a concept known as the "edge effect". The edge effect is seen when two distinct ecosystems meet. Within that meeting there is a transition space (for lack of a better term) that houses a plethora of species of flora and fauna that is not seen in either one of the individual ecosystems. In fact, the amount and diversity of species within the edge of the two ecosystems is greater in number and variety than within the single ecosystems that no