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Monday, April 19, 2010

Update re: ducks

Apparently my previous thought experiment regarding ducks and other fowl has attracted the attention of a NASA scientist (ok, so he's my father), who informed me that my proposed experiment is not all head-in-the-clouds metaphysical speculation. Indeed, Austrian Naturalist, Nobel Laureate, and expert on nidifugous birds Konrad Lorenz "discovered that if greylag geese were reared by him from hatching, they would treat him like a parental bird. The goslings followed Lorenz about and when they were adults they courted him in preference to other greylag geese."

Interesting, eh?

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