Sunday, January 22, 2006

Quote of the day


From a nature show about ocean life on pbs tonight:
"The sea otter wraps itself in kelp so that it doesn't drift away during its morning nap."
If there is a more contented animal on the planet than a sea otter . . . well, there just isn't. Man, where did we go wrong?

2 comments:

acoolbreeze said...

Well, i never really stopped to think about whether we humans are really the (surprise!) big losers in the competition that is evolution. It could be kind of like the "truman show." Unbeknownst to us, all the animals (well, especially the sea otters, apparently) revel in watching us, laughing at our political system, our materialism, our boy bands, and our preservative-laden foods. "If only those pitiful humans hadn't lost their flippers and fur over time...they could still live peacefull and comfortably in the wild like the rest of us!"

Random1001.5 said...

You also have to think of this. How different would extraterrestrials be from us? Sure they might be intelligent, but what if it’s impossible for them to imagine stuff like currency. There are things that we could never even imagine, until we see them for the first time, because the thought is too weird, too unreal for our brains to comprehend. Be interesting to see how we react to them. Would we destroy their culture and beliefs for capitalism? After all, it’s another market to corporations.
Anyways if you want to know more about Sea Otters check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_otter Great site.