Thursday, June 11, 2009
...and still birds sing
"An interesting and encouraging intersection between the 'two cultures' of science and humanities is the emergence of books and conferences on whether or not the delightful songs of birds can be considered a form of music, situated as it is in a time of fascination with questions of animal consciousness with the realization that under sexual selection, animals make choices based on signals; and birdsongs are surely signals that appeal to other birds, but even to humans but wholly aesthetic reasons.
...That'll be the life;No God any more, or sweating in the darkAbout hell and that, or having to hideWhat you think of the priest. HeAnd his lot will all go down the long slideLike free bloody birds...