Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-09-25]: 'Most of the songbirds that migrate between North America and the tropics do it to escape harsh northern winters. That squares with the folk belief that "birds fly south for the winter", but is the exact opposite of what biologists thought – that tropical birds ventured north to escape overcrowding. [1] Over-analysis does not usually help. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth. Listen to the non-experts. They usually know more than you think...

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