This is worth writing an unofficial blog post. Remember that square of orange felt I wore Tuesday? That symbol of the divestment movement is the color orange, rather than green, to reframe the movement’s scope as much larger than an Continue reading Hokie students call on Virginia Tech officials to divest from Fossil Fuels
Happy Earth Day, domestication scholars! Celebrate on campus during Earth Week at Virginia Tech. Now, to the RATS. In 9th grade I memorized this monologue from the Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan when she explains her experience in the asylum, “Rats, why my brother Jimmie Continue reading Rats!
Since last Tuesday I’ve been entertaining the notion that we, individually and collectively, can contribute to global consciousness though our writing created in a blog. It’s not a secret that I believe we can collectively create a good future and each of us individually Continue reading Creating Global Consciousness
I find the bestiality paradigm almost shocking assumed Bullet’s normality of it. Seriously, given our perception and relationship throughout time, donkeys?! I agree with Camilla, apparently bestiality was not frowned upon back then like it is today. Sure, sexual preferences are (for Continue reading How things came to be, Donkeys, Language, and the Wheel for Transportation
The answers to the following questions might be scary. How much do we know about where our food comes from today? How do we determine if we will eat something? Goat Song is the present-day first-person account by a man who Continue reading Real Food: goat milk and cheese
I appreciate the arguments and assumptions presented by Derr as logical with some genetic and scientific knowledge. The Russell article calling for an integration of science and history as the study of “evolutionary history” was right; they allow for a Continue reading “What a long, strange trip it’s been.” Wolf to Dogwolf to Dog
Never before had I thought to consider ancient or current civilizations who live(ed) in the quite large geographic regions home to reindeer. Maybe it’s something about the deep cold or seasonal changes seemingly different than my own. Nevertheless, I am Continue reading Feeling the Magic of Reindeer?
Hunter-Gather Relationships It was quite the realization to understand that hunter-gathers model their relationships with their environment on the institution of sharing, also the basis of interpersonal relationships in the community. Likewise they value trust, “to trust someone is to Continue reading Hunter-Gather Relationships, Domination and Humans, The Mayan Apocalypse 2012, and Milk
Never before have I considered the vast history of human-animal relationships and what the implications of those relationships will mean in the future. Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers presents the four stages of human-animal relationship history: separation (when humans began to Continue reading Deep Historical Perspectives: Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers
This is a discussion of primary and interesting concepts and thought from the first readings required in Deep History and Domestication. The readings explain and raise interesting questions about the history of animal domestication. The YouTube video, Guns, Germs, and Continue reading Domestication, energy, geography, intention, evolution and how things came to be…