"biobigotry" -- coined by Natalie Angier?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Apr 30 17:16:18 UTC 2008

In her article in today's NYTimes, Natalie Angier employs
"biobigotry" ("Noble Eagles, Nasty Pigeons, Biased Humans", Science
Times, page 1).  It has made the rounds of 486 Google hits (many if
not all of the first 10 clearly from her article), but not yet into a
Google book.  Is it her coining?

"In sum, I was suffering from a severe case of biobigotry: the
persistent and often irrational desire to be surrounded only by those
species of which one approves, and to exclude any animals, plants and
other life forms that one finds offensive."


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