Rats and Mice

Rats and Mice

Rats Inglorious Basterds – The Rat The first thing I thought of when reading about human attitudes towards rats was the above scene from Inglorious…

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Darwin and Brantz

Darwin and Brantz

The excerpts of Darwin’s writing seem to have a sort of haughty air to them. The English breeders’ version of pigeons are far superior to…

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Reindeer People

Reindeer People

On page 48, author Piers Vitebsky wrote that “the interior of the country was turned into a homogenized space in which Soviet citizens could be…

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Goat Song

Goat Song

The first thing I thought when I finished Brad Kessler’s Goat Song? I should buy a goat… Then I realized I live in a three bedroom…

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Dunn and Zeder

Dunn and Zeder

Zeder I thoroughly enjoyed this article, I think it addressed a number of nagging issues we talked about in class and gave a very clear…

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Week 5 - Congratulations! You're so special!

Week 5 – Congratulations! You’re so special!

** EDITS** Because I couldn’t make it to class last week, I missed a discussion that involved reading the stories on the author’s terms instead…

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Week 3 - From Trust to Domination

Week 3 – From Trust to Domination

From Trust to Domination The Cree example on page 7 seems less like the archetypal example of a hunter gatherer society and more like a…

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WEEK 3 - Buillet and Other Readings

WEEK 3 – Buillet and Other Readings

Buillet Chapter 5 I like Buillet’s ideas concerning the lack of direct human knowledge or intervention in domestication. The accidental domestications he describes (such as…

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WEEK 2 - Bulliet

WEEK 2 – Bulliet

Chapter 1 Picking up this book the prospect of reading 79 pages at once (my original plan) was a little bit daunting, but I’m already…

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WEEK 1 - READINGS

WEEK 1 – READINGS

ENERGY AND ECOSYSTEMS This chapter begins by lamenting the human impact on the environment and the constant changes to the environment as a direct consequence…

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