Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.

2.09.2011

Boys & Reading?

Since I like to go on about how guys can be marginalized as readers, I thought it only fair I share these two passages from a book I'm reading:

Chimps, like most animals, learn by observing, not cogitating. A mother chimpanzee fishing termites from a mound does not urge her offspring to gather around and take notes. They just do. (At least the females do. Young males learn termite fishing years later than females, because while the females are watching Mom, the males are jumping on logs and throwing leaves and biting one another's legs.)

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The clever cetaceans have also revealed some culture. Female dolphins fishing off the coast of Australia have taken to using a sponge to protect the snout as they scour the seafloor for fish. And their daughters have taken up the custom, so that more than two dozen dolphins were "sponging" as of 2005. (I'm afraid the young males seem to be skipping school.)


The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself, by Hannah Holmes.

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