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  •  Lots of great answers to my question here (5+ / 0-)

    but I especially like yours!

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:15:59 PM PST

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    •  Thanks. (10+ / 0-)

      As primates, we are generalists. Jacks- (or Jills-) of-all-trades, not specialists. This is the key to our success as a species. When it comes to physical tasks we can do well enough to get by in all kinds of things, but never as well as a specialist in his/her specialty.

      Dolphins are specialists in swimming, something humans just barely get by at. I suspect the dolphins understand this at some level, which accounts for the tales of dolphins saving human "swimmers".

      So in this video the specialist asks for assistance from the generalists. Nice to see.

      -8.38, -7.74 My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. - Jack Layton

      by Wreck Smurfy on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:31:30 PM PST

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