The Birds is a story about birds going against nature and attacking people. The short story by Daphne du Maurier has a male main character named Nat whereas the movie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, has a female main character named Melanie. The two main characters are very different in many ways; one way being the amount of intelligence they have. The book has a more intelligent main character because he's more observant, prepares for the attacks better, and uses reason to get out of tough situations. Nat is more observant than Melanie in many ways.
Not just any birds, but certain parrots to be exact. Many people have witnessed a parrot imitating what their owners say. While it is usually comical phrases, it probably is not a form of superior linguistics. I would argue that while animals such as primates actually and intentionally learn human language but cannot speak it, parrots and birds of the sort can speak human language but do not learn it. They simply imitate the sounds that they have heard.
For example, ancient humans, especially those whom lived in heavily vegetated areas, may have acted much like the tamarins by staying alert in order to prevent predators from sneaking up on them. However, why might humans have shown similar behaviors as the tamarins which the howler monkey did not. Perhaps because both primate species are mostly arboreal and the main predators would be those that fly, which aren’t a real threat for howler monkeys, while humans on the other hand lived on the ground where there are many large predatory mammals. We could also expect to find similar traits that were observed in the solitary howler monkey, such as boredom/depression and repetitive behavior like pacing, in prisoners, particularly ones in solitary confinement. This is likely because humans, like most primates, are social and when we are confined or cut off from other people can affect our mental health.
This stands out when considering that there are characters such as a Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion that each are not inherently human, but come to life as such. This humanization is important, because it “redefines what a living organism is and, therefore, what a wild organism is” (Barnes and Weber 18). These otherwise inanimate or wild creatures become human like and this contrasts the character of the Wicked Witch. And again, this goes beyond her green skin. Think of the flying monkeys, which are clearly living organisms but they do not speak (or sing and dance for that matter).
Because of this, it is impossible to objectively comprehend what it is like to be another being; no matter how much detail we put into the description, conscious beings are far too complex for us to fully understand each other's experience, and it is impossible for us to give an all-encompassing description of our own experience. Whereas objectivity on the other hand, requires an unbiased, non-subjective state of perception. For Nagel, the objective perspective is not feasible, because humans are limited to subjective
There are videos of animals doing all kinds of human like actions, but other than monkeys, there is little evidence that animals recognize humor. Berger thinks that we use humor as a way to distract ourselves from the grim realities of what will happen to us in this world. Humor is a tool used in masking emotion and it is used in making emotions and death seem insignificant. It makes death and other strong emotions seem less serious, making them easier to deal with. If humans are the only ones that are able to experience true humor and express it, I started to think when do we start to use humor in a this way to make death easier.
llowjacket and bee social structures The Eastern Yellowjacket ( Vespula maculifrons) and the Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) share many similarities and differences when it comes to their social dynamic and hierarchy. Both insects have similar classes from the queen to the worker and then finally the drones. All these different classes do almost the exact same job between the yellowjackets and the honey bees but the two do share major differences in timing and population size as well as a difference in ferocity between the two species. The social structure of a honey bee hive is almost as complicated as a human city and as stated by groworganic “hives in the west can contain from 10,000 to 600,000 honey bees” (2013, April 18. Meet the 3 Kinds of Honey Bees in a Hive.
As Demonstrated in a Witch Trial Mistakes in reasoning are common in everyday life. From politics to commercials to serious business discussions, logical fallacies arise to derail our thinking and smash our arguments. But we often jump willingly to our conclusions. We don’t recognize our reasoning mistakes, and that’s a pity. So here is something that you can use, while Monty Python entertains.
Requiem for a Rabbit Animals, what are they? One may receive a very scientific definition, perhaps explaining that they are something like a living organism that can eat living substances, and that they have complex or intricate body systems. When people describe them, many say that they are foolish little creatures whose purpose only serves as maybe to work or even possess a friendship with humans in some cases. But what if there was really more than meets the eye, an even deeper connection that many fail to see on a day to day basis? Nature and animals are both crucially important aspects in Of Mice and Men.