Sunday, June 8, 2008

Just Say No To Anthropomorphism

Jeremy Clarkson on the error of humanizing animal behavior....

I like my dogs very much. Sometimes I talk to them as though they are my children. I’ve even trained them to fetch sticks and sit down. In other words, I’ve attempted to make them more human. But this is futile because they are not human.

I know this because they spend most of their day in the paddocks eating horse shit. When they’ve had their fill, they come into the house and vomit onto every flat surface they can find.

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