Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pigeons, primates, and privilege

Science and that old time religion do share a common link--the tendency to put H. sapiens on a pedestal with "dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."

We may have to scratch pigeons off the list.

19th century biology made a case for a mechanistic universe. The case is unraveling.

Given their aim, I suspect they may have a handle on rudimentary calculus.

Pigeon pic from Neon Lite.


Mary Ann Reilly said...

Perhaps the pigeons will be taking the NJASK next.

This made me laugh.

doyle said...

Dear Mary Ann,

The pigeons may not be taking the test, but, sadly, licensed professionals who otherwise believe they should act in children's best interests will administer it.

Laughter is why we do what we do, no?

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