Allan Savory directs some strong words towards the scientific community in this short lecture. He raises some highly important issues and one in particular that is relevant to a theme I am trying to raise awareness of through this blog: never discount an option for the sake of it. We must sometimes think outside the box and a flash of inspiration will prove to be useful. Savory’s work here has the potential to do great things. Why do we so often seem incapable of recognising a golden opportunity when we are presented with one?