Tuesday, June 26, 2007

He Earned It!

I think this article does animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson a disservice.

So instinctively [emphasis mine] in tune is he with
these beasts, whose teeth are sharp enough to bite through thick steel, that
mother hyenas even allow him to hold their newborn cubs without pouncing to the
rescue.


I disagree most emphatically. If this man is great with animals, it's because he works to be so. To claim it is some sort of inherent ability (like my step-daughter's teacher claimed with mathematical learning) is to devalue the work and the man.

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