Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bird Brain

Reading Jeremy Narby's books (The Cosmic Serpent and Intelligence in Nature), both awesome. Lots of material about plants, animals, and humans, I'd never thought of before, but things that are very good to know. A shift in one's perception can be a very good thing, I think. Here's one thing that really stood out.....Pigeons can distinguish a Van Gogh from a Chagall as well as a university graduating class. Point is, smug humans, such as myself, too readily discount the intelligence in other living creatures (plants and animals and birds, etc.) Thus, someone coined the term Bird Brain. But now knowing that birds have intelligence (maybe they crap on you on purpose did you ever think of that?) maybe you will want to think twice before upgrading the intelligence of the dumb ass you;re speaking of by calling them a Bird Brain.

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