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  •  I don't know, that's the problem, I don't know (3+ / 0-)
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    about any parts of his books now. I don't know if the historical parts are accurate or which parts of the natural observations which rang very true to me. As I said most of my life since I read Never Cry thirty years ago I believed wolves had  no part in large ungulate population and would never eat humans.

    Due to the wolf controversy I've read the well researched information on wolves from Mech and Geist, and so began to question what I'd assumed true.

    In the film indycam linked, which is great by the way, I'll admit the old black and white film of whale processing made me think, "my god that's a lot of meat". Haven't read much about whales, but I have read they are very intelligent, there has to be a line somewhere where an animal is too smart for me to eat, apes and chimps for sure.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:21:52 AM PST

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    •  Regarding Mowat's observations (1+ / 0-)
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      in the People of the Deer, I've often thought of his long passage about the People's view of anger as a destructive force. I wonder now if this has been disputed by other observers, or the Ihalmuit themselves. To quote a little:

      the Ihalmuit have always looked upon anger as a sign of savagery, of immaturity, or of inhuman nature. Children alone are permitted brief outbursts of temper, for a child is not held responsible for its actions. But when a man gives way to anger it is something of the deepest shame to the beholders....(p.189)

      The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

      by ybruti on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 09:22:23 AM PST

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      •  I'd think living in small isolated family groups (0+ / 0-)

        anger would be a terrible destructive force. I know that in most Asian cultures anger is a sign of losing control and a sign of losing face.

        I just came back to check for any further posts. Not happy with the way the comments went here. I'm going to try for better on my next post.

        How big is your personal carbon footprint?

        by ban nock on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:14:37 PM PST

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