Thursday, August 28, 2008

CROWS CAN RECOGNIZE HUMAN FACES

Those of you who have read Omega Minor know why this link is here: Crows recognize human faces . (And pigeons don't.) (With many thanks to the incomparable Joel Myerson for pointing me in the direction of the article.)

The researchers donned masks to do their study and found that the birds remembered how they were treated by these masked strangers.

Can I suggest that a few students on select UT campuses start pestering crows wearing George W. Bush masks so that when the man actually arrives on campus during his inevitable post-presidency "lecture" tour he will be a target to be shat upon?

1 comment:

nnyhav said...

Also somehow related to, or refracted from, OM: Žižek for Jews.