Saturday, May 14, 2005

Rattus serendipitus

I’ve read Robert Sullivan’s treatise on rats, I’ve read most of The Story of Rats by S. Anthony Barnett, and select writings of David Davis. I’ve visited countless websites, some graphic enough to make me skip lunch, some saccharine enough to make me skip dinner. (I may be onto the diet of the century here.) This leaves me knowing just enough to make an utter fool of myself.
Therefore, I am not writing about rats. I will say that the two aforementioned books are well worth seeking out. It matters not (sorry, Orion is so very into Clone Wars) that you are interested in rats. What strikes me is that one absolutely cannot study rat behavior without learning about human behavior.

We are inextricably linked.

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