Taking this further, does this apply to the rest of the animal kingdom ? what about insects ? spiders ? fish ? etc
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I think so. When I jump, or when I use to be able to jump, I primarily use my right leg and I am right handed. When I learned to ski it was easier to turn to the left because my right leg was leading the turn.Thank ewe Origin.
I think the reason we have a handedness is because doing very precise things with our hands is difficult and it would be a waste of effort and time to develop these skills with both hands. Why most people are right handed is a mystery to me though.
Hi Sheepy of Interesting elbow Questionability!
I think my elbows take first place there, They are also prone to calluses which might lessen sensitivity there.. that's as far as less feeling goes, then my other least sensitive spots include my ear lobes and my knee skin. I am assuming perhaps there are maybe less nerve endings in that area, as far as skin goes, but the elbow itself has the Ulna nerve that runs from spine through your neck and down your humerus bone which is the long bone running down from your shoulder to your elbow in your arm, your ulnar nerve rests against that bone running down to pinky and ring fingers. That nerve includes the soft spot behind the elbow that we refer to as the funny bone, which is not a bone at all, but actually a section of your ulnar nerve. So I'm thinking less nerve endings in that elbow skin itself, but elbows are very sensitive when it comes to bumping or hitting the area we call the funny bone area..., but is actually your ulnar nerve.. One of your main nerves...it rests at the back of the elbow against the humerus, it seems less protected by muscle and tissue in that spot. I may be wrong! Perhaps an elbow specialist might grace us with their explanation...and aid our inquiring minds with an answer that may delight our funny bone... OOOOH Lightbulb moment.. I bet that's where that area received its nickname because it's the soft area that is lying against the humerus bone...so perhaps why we call it the funny bone...
Just like You were trying to understand ' Energy ' on a deeper level...
May i ask, what do consider to be
" Beauty " ?
You surely must have some deep thoughts on it.
If you don't mind Sharing, I'd like to hear your Views/Opinions.
The radio program seems to be by a Professor of Cute!
I've never understood the cuteness of other species. Even our closest relatives are very hairy, extremely agile, and quite unlike baby humans. And every other mammal is either a competitor, a predator, or bred for prey - why do we like them at all?
A radical suggestion is that humans are not really carnivores, so deep in our psyche is a response that says "don't eat me" when we see a little furry beast with big eyes.
A series on the radio about it here:
My daughter has had 2 dogs one who would walk in just enough to wet his pads in cold of winter.. then cringe and back out not go in...so he would test the water back off and really strongly hesitate and leave in cold weather. He didn't even like getting his oes wet in the cold water but the older Lab BUBA did not care he would run in regardless...Now in the same situation, 6 months later in the same place at the river, with just warmer summer weather, The hesitator would walk in pause and continue right on into the water, so I think it is a thing with some animals.. these were two different labs belonging to my daughter. Also the hesitant lab did not like getting his feet wet on a cold frosty wet ground either.. he was the one who would shiver and shake the most in inclement weather too. The older lab had thicker longer fur.. Our pitbull did not like the cold water at all, as well as not wanting to get his little princely feet wet..LOL He would hold his bathroom duties off as long as possible if it was wet crisp or cold outside.. he'd wait until the rain stopped, unless you made him follow you out on the leash.. LOL.. Then he kinda tip-toed out but did not want to leave the sidewalk to enter the wet grass... at first we thought it was a texture thing on the grass.. but it was a water thing instead.. if it was cold he hated it... same as the younger lab at the river. Perhaps different animals react differently maybe domesticated verses wild may enter into the equation.. and what they are used to.
Who wants a wet sheep? Probably not the sheep.I witnessed a sheep being chased by a dog on a beach. The sheep chose to swim and to my surprise managed to outswim a very competent retriever who returned to the shore after about 200 meters, with the sheep following.
Some (many cats for instance) simply don't like to get wet. Plenty of dogs run right in and enjoy it. Tigers seems to like it. Sheep? Who wants a wet sheep? Probably not the sheep.
Going into water why? To drink only requires to be at the edge. Crossing a river is needed sometimes, so a wildebeest goes right in, sometime to the point of going back and forth across the large body being crossed in search of their calves, hard evidence of 'bewild-a-beast' effect.
Seals and otters and such are water animals and don't count, and one might ask why they might or might not hesitate to emerge from the water.Do you just go straight in ? or put your toe in first ?I go straight in.
We went to a campground where the owner could not get his swimming pool certified for public use since it lacked a chlorine and a filtration system. It was approved only for use of himself and personal friends. So if you wanted in, you went and asked, and he'd ask if you were his friend. Say yes, and you could go in.
Think was, the pool was continuously fed by a mountain spring, so technically it was an artificial pond, and super cold. Most people were content on the uber-hot days to merely dangle their ankles in. I would dive right in for the full shock effect of hitting water that was single-digit C at best. Loved it, but didn't stay in there too long.
Now there's another interesting question. Not only do dogs have far more sensitive senses than us, but they also have an exceptional dynamic range.I can imagine a dog appreciating a beautiful scent that would be lost on a human.
....like another Dog's butt ? lol
Switching from arse-sniffing to tracking a rabbit that crossed his path several hours ago, or hearing a rabbit, pointing to it, and ignoring the subsequent gunshot, is all in a day's work.
Daleks can't walk up stairs, but when dogs re-evolve an opposable thumb, they will be able to open doors and thus rule the earth.
when dogs re-evolve an opposable thumb, they will be able to open doors and thus rule the earth.
We really need to address the more fundamental question of what characteristics make a scene visually appealing to us, then ask how these might map onto the experiences, sensory spectrum and aspirations of another species.
I think a lot depends on experience and aspiration (which is to a large extent determined by experience). I recall a woman who had grown up in landscapes dominated by sand and camels, being appalled by the English midlands: "It's all too green!" but on the other hand when I described Essex to a colleague from Sierra Leone as "flat, dry, sunny, and too cold for mosquitoes" he said "It sounds like heaven."
That is a very good question! I have never thought about it visually! I am not sure, but as far as appreciating that the left side of the hill has a soggy wet mud hole, that might attract a pig to wallow in,
I might assume that this is a pleasant place for the pig to want to be, but as far as aesthetically pleasing to their mind as far as visual attraction, I'm not sure? Perhap a place close to water and a soft warm spot to lay in the sun etc for physical needs or such but to just want to appreciate its beauty or splendor may be more a human observation or pleasure..