Sunday 9 January 2011

Unfair to pigeons!

There was an item on TV over the weekend (a comedy quiz, I believe) that mocked pigeons for being "superstitious" - for doing again the things they had been doing before when they were rewarded with food, etc

Though they were compared to superstitious sportsmen, and the like, who insisted on wearing their "lucky jockstrap" for a match, or similar, in fact all the pigeons were doing was learning from experience, and doing again what they had previously done and been rewarded for.

Bearing in mind how many humans keep doing what they have always done but expect a different result, or the number who are religious or superstitious or believe in astrology, it ill behoves us to mock mere pigeons who have - they believe - learnt the path to true happiness and plenty of seeds

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