Posted by: atowhee | October 26, 2015


Crows know about death and they want to understand its causes. That’s the latest finding of a study of Corvid curiosity.  The Crows want to know more, presumably so they can better manipulate their environment.  Knowledge is power it the Corvid world.  Sound familiar?

This brings to my human mind the opinion piece in yesterday’s “NYTimes.” The author says he identifies himself as a mammal, that human exceptionalism has led to many ethical mis-steps, not the least cruelty to other animals.  Not much different from nationalistic, gender or racial exceptionalism which have brought and continue to present to us empires, attempted empires, slavery, fundamentalist, misogyny, female mutilation and rape, ethnic slaughters, etc.


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