Monday, November 14, 2011
Squirrels Take Lead On Sustainability
Now they seem to be considering using bikes for transportation. There's an essay by a well-known author read long ago--I think of Late Night Thoughts On Listening To Mahler's Ninth, but the author's name, Lewis Thomas, doesn't sound right--that suggests squirrels are the likely successors to humans on earth. Perhaps they're checking out our hardware, assessing our strengths and weaknesses, biding their time.
Note, 2/18/12: I finally came across the essay: "The Fire Apes," by Loren Eisley, from 1949.