new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

animal morality

on the telegraph:

'scientists studying animal behaviour believe they have growing evidence that species ranging from mice to primates are governed by moral codes of conduct in the same way as humans.

until recently, humans were thought to be the only species to experience complex emotions and have a sense of morality.

but prof marc bekoff, an ecologist at university of colorado, boulder, believes that morals are "hard-wired" into the brains of all mammals and provide the "social glue" that allow often aggressive and competitive animals to live together in groups.

he has compiled evidence from around the world that shows how different species of animals appear to have an innate sense of fairness, display empathy and help other animals that are in distress.'

keep reading...
via RD


  1. Good find, I'm going to bookmark that link. More evidence that there is no such thing as a moral authority from god.

  2. This is so interesting, I knew that look of "guilt" from my cat was not just a look, as Oz said, good find