This is cool.
I didn’t know the American Chestnut was still around. I enjoy watching these videos because it reminds me that science and technology is on a different track while our culture and politics have gone to shit under liberal democracy. There are still positive things going on in the world. We brought back the bison from the verge of extinction in the last century.
In the 21st century, the world is wealthier and more peaceful. In spite of the rhetoric about climate change, the environment is better off in all sorts of ways than it was a century ago. Science and technology are far more advanced. We can communicate with an ease that would have astounded our ancestors who lacked electricity and were afflicted with malaria and pellagra a century ago. In spite of all this progress, we are worse off morally and spiritually as a people.