April 19, 2021

I believe in science… Except that I also believe animals are compassionate, altruistic, and whatever other empathetic human characteristic I want to lay on them. (Science tells us animals are simply doing what serves them best.)

I grew up laughing with the dolphins at Virginia Beach, confident Lassie was really saving Timmy, and certain about the stories of elephants guiding flailing animals to the river shore.

I wish I was as quick to assume best intent from people. That would be a real stress reliever.

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