Fish realizing that the fundamental flaw with Facebook’s “block” feature is that it creates a nurturing environment for abuse, as everyone who would ordinarily be community social enforcers do not see the postings of problematic individuals. This prevents them from providing corrective action and allows abuses to compound over time until the experience of long-term community members is in direct opposition of new members, actively inhibiting growth and promoting an early death to the group itself.
Tamarins aren’t less evolved than humans, because both have been evolving for the same period of time.
However, it is understandable that some people get that impression, as tamarins tend to just watch the neighbors’ domestic disputes rather than taking the more civilized approach of commenting about them on social media.
This eagle disapproves of your fashion choices, but recognizes that you have a right to wear what you wish, even if doesn’t match the trends that were popular when it was a young adult.
We live in a world at risk. The very technologies that drive our way of life are destroying ourselves. Burning gas and oil release molecules into the air which is changing the climate, harming our ability to grow food. Nuclear power results in radioactive waste that can take thousands to millions of years to become safe. Wind and water power is simply not available everywhere and the mass enslavement of humanity to live underground, providing labor for the elites is fraught with literary difficulties.
But there is another way.
Just consider, all of this is powered by ants!
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This parrot was named by Cassin in 1853. Meucci didn’t complete his proto-telephone until 1871.
Therefore, despite how it may seem at first glance, the naming wasn’t just phoned in.
He probably used a postcard or something.
Figures. Over seventy zoos in under ten years … I finally find a margay … and it’s asleep.
Her parents told her she was a rhea. Her teacher told her she was a ratite. Her classmates jeered at her, saying that ratites couldn’t fly.
Nevertheless, she persisted.
And when we grin we bite; yet are our looks
As innocent and harmless as a lamb’s
The anti-vaxxers have gone too far.
Gregor had had better days.
Some fish are hard to see.
The Grecian virgins shall attend on thee,
Skilful in music and in amorous lays,
As fair as was Pygmalion’s ivory girl
Or lovely Io metamorphosed.
(This is the photo off their self-titled debut album.)
The bald eagle was also the national bird of the Cisalpine Republic.
The zoo calls this a “blue tailed skink”, but according to the , it’s actually a Scooter Tailed Skink.
One problem with posting once I get done processing and not when I take the photos is that sometimes I post an autumn photo in the spring.
This is a twist formed out of two twisted cables, which are made of twisted metal wire.
I have no idea if the twisted structure extends to the metallic crystals within the wires, the atomic structure of the atoms, or the subatomic structure of each atom’s nucleus.
But I like to think it does.
One of the newer lenses I recently acquired is a super macro. It’s a bit hard to use, but it does give me 4x the “close-up-ness” of any previous lens.
This is a flower petal.
If homeopathy applies for conservation*, we’re doing just fine. Years from now, the entire ocean will hold onto a low resounding echo of whale song, persisting for generations after the last lonely whale is gone.
* Spoiler alert: it doesn’t**
** It also doesn’t apply to medicine
Making dead wood more bless’d than living lips.
Since saucy jacks so happy are in this,
Give them thy fingers, me thy lips to kiss.