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I'm not surprised! Snakes, when snakes eat animals who have bones (or humans like a baby or small child) they completely digest all of their bones. The interesting thing is that hair isn't digested. Because snakes don't produce urine like mammals do, they convert their nitrogenous waste into insoluble uric acid crystals. So, a snake pellet will be composed of fur, and white powder, which will partly be bone but will also be uric acid crystals.
Doing nothing would just make things better. You know, leaving the system to proceed in the way it is going, so that its rotten character becomes fully manifest. Capitalism is smart enough to actually make small concessions in order to save its whole "configuration" ... is not, then, that the more ruthless and corrupt the capitalist system becomes, the more likely it'll be that largely impoverished working masses will revolt? It may just be that the more curruption and distrust results from the system, the more the indignation on part of the masses will grow -- an indignation and resentment towards the ruling class that will help spark the revolution, a violent act that will change for good the order of things of an incorrigible system like capitalism. The rationale continues that in this radical culture of disappearance certain "Elements of Refusal", partly unconsciously and partly consciously, are to be employed. Simply not voting -- "apathy" keeps over half the nation from the polls; anarchism never accomplished as much! There are positive parallels: "networking" as an alternative to politics is practiced at many levels of society, and non-hierarchic organization has attained popularity even outside the anarchist movement, simply because it works. Refusal of Work can take the forms of absenteeism, on-job drunkenness, sabotage, and sheer inattention -- but it can also give rise to new modes of rebellion: more self- employment, participation in the "black" economy -- all more or less "invisible" activities compared to traditional leftist confrontational tactics such as the general strike. Embracing all sorts of non-authoritarian forms of spirituality, from "unchurched" Christianity to neo-paganism. Or the "free religions" -- small, self-created, half-serious/half-fun cults influenced by such currents as Discordianism and anarcho-Taoism -- that can be found all over marginal America providing a growing "fourth way" outside the mainstream churches, the televangelical bigots, and New Age vapidity and consumerism. And of course, construction of "private moralities" in the Nietzschean sense: the spirituality of "free spirits." Refusal of Home as well: "homelessness," which most consider a form of victimization, not wishing to be forced into nomadology. But "homelessness" can in a sense be a virtue, an adventure. And finally refusal of the Family, which is clearly expressed through divorce, or some other "breakdown." Life can be happier without the nuclear family, whereupon a hundred flowers bloom -- from single parentage to group marriage to erotic affinity group.
I see the third column (absurdism) has been clicked on - I guess it'd had to be explained a bit that for absurdism people may create meaning in their own lives (which may not be the objective meaning of life) but that still provides something for which to strive. But they must always maintain an ironic distance between this invented meaning and the knowledge of the absurd lest the fictitious meaning take the place of the absurd.Camus introduced the idea of "acceptance without resignation" and asked if man can "live without appeal", defining a "conscious revolt" against the avoidance of absurdity of the world. In a world devoid of higher meaning, or judicial afterlife, man becomes absolutely free. It is through this freedom that man can act either as a mystic (through appeal to some supernatural force) or an absurd hero (through a revolt against such hope). Henceforth, the absurd hero's refusal to hope becomes his singular ability to live in the present with passion.
This world is the will to power — and nothing besides! And you yourselves are also this will to power — and nothing besides!
A living thing seeks above all to vent its strength — life itself is will to power.
Quote from: CoQ10 on November 13, 2008, 04:29:54 PMI see the third column (absurdism) has been clicked on - I guess it'd had to be explained a bit that for absurdism people may create meaning in their own lives (which may not be the objective meaning of life) but that still provides something for which to strive. But they must always maintain an ironic distance between this invented meaning and the knowledge of the absurd lest the fictitious meaning take the place of the absurd.Camus introduced the idea of "acceptance without resignation" and asked if man can "live without appeal", defining a "conscious revolt" against the avoidance of absurdity of the world. In a world devoid of higher meaning, or judicial afterlife, man becomes absolutely free. It is through this freedom that man can act either as a mystic (through appeal to some supernatural force) or an absurd hero (through a revolt against such hope). Henceforth, the absurd hero's refusal to hope becomes his singular ability to live in the present with passion.Dionysus had the power to inspire and to create ecstasyCompare it with Nietzsche's Dionysus: chaos, intoxication, celebration of nature, instinctual, intuitive, pertaining to the sensation of pleasure or pain, individuality dissolved and hence destroyed, wholeness of existence, orgiastic passion, dissolution of all boundaries, excess, human being(s) as the work and glorification of art, destruction.And then you have the Apollo: the dream state or the wish to create order, principium individuationis (principle of individuation), plastic (visual) arts, beauty, clarity, stint to formed boundaries, individuality, celebration of appearance/illusion, human beings as artists (or media of art's manifestation), self-control, perfection, exhaustion of possibilities, creation.
Wow! Hee it is a video by NG regarding the Eternal Enemies, Lions and Hyenas. Although we romanticize lions as mighty kings of the jungle, their reign is in fact a tenuous one. It is challenged daily in southern Africa by vicious packs of hyenas that compete for prey. Between the two species exists an ancient feud, and it unfolds in Eternal Enemies with all the drama of the warring Capulets and Montagues. Watch as lions bring down a zebra, only to be attacked themselves by a pack of hyenas that chases them into the trees. Glowering, the big cats watch as the thieves devour their dinner. Days later the lions exact revenge, killing the hyena leader but leaving her uneaten as a warning to the rest of the clan. Other scenes in this video are equally impressive, including life inside a hyena den--which captures the sounds of lions growling outside--and a tense encounter between a snake-bitten lioness and a pack of hyenas. With its gripping story line, Eternal Enemies is a standout among animal documentaries. -- Demian McLean Trek into the hidden battlefields of northern Botswana where lions and spotted hyenas clash in overlapping territories. With never-before-seen footage, much of it filmed at night, you'll uncover an intense and vicious blood feud that has been waged for millennia. Follow the Southern Clan, led by a powerful hyena matriarch whose firstborn female cub kills her sister at birth to assure her succession as leader of the clan. Lurk in the shadows as a lioness from the Central Pride gives birth to three cubs and then encounters a deadly Egyptian cobra. You'll be stunned by breathtaking chase scenes as the hyena matriarch is brutally killed by a male lion, throwing the clan into chaos. Discover nature's savage conflicts in this ancient rivalry between ETERNAL ENEMIES: LIONS AND HYENAS. And while we've all heard about the lion in details, hyena is a less known animal. Here it is what I foundPrey: Hyenas are both scavengers and hunters feeding on carcasses, killed or scavenged, and utilize every part of the body including bone. They will even pursue young, weak, diseased, injured, or dead prey. Hyenas are clearly carnivores and will eat just about anything. Some of their most common prey include wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, rhinocerous, and other ungulates. Hunting: Hunting occurs either alone or in packs led by their female leader. For specific prey, zebra for example, clan members will purposely hunt together to ensure success. The problem with this strategy is that whenever two or three hyenas feed on a carcass, competition and squabbling is inevitable, attracting other pack members as well as other competitors such as lions to the prey. If there is competion amidst hyenas, females most always win because they bigger and more aggressive. Hunting is usually done at night though they do occasionally hunt during the day. They hunt down their prey at speeds of up to 60 km/hr and kill their prey by disembowelling them. When around carcasses, in fights, and attacking prey, they scream, giggle, whoop, laugh, growl and snarl explaining why they are known as the "laughing hyena." Usually, females leave the kill site and eat away from the kill. They have even been known to cache food underwater. One hyena can eat up to 14.5 kg. per meal and digest bones, horns, hooves and even teeth within twenty-four hours.Predation: The hyena's biggest predator is the lion. Lions and Spotted Hyenas are often engaged in a power struggle. The male lion will even occasionally go out of their way to kill clan matriarchs since hyenas are major predators of lion cubs. Curiously, Lions and hyenas will put up boundaries against each other as they would against members of their same species and threaten each other at the borders with snarls, roars, urine, and paste. Lioncrusher's Domain support this unique rivalry between lions and hyenas but further propose that lions steal more hyena kills than the reverse. Randall L. Eaton did a study in 1979 on the relationship between the spotted hyena and several of their competitors including the lion, leopard, cheetah, and wild dog. He found that between equal size groups, lions win more than 95% of the encounters and initiated about 70% of them. Groups of hyenas can win against a single lion, especially if the lion is female. The majority of competitive interactions are for food, and aggression is more prevalet than predation. Another thing that makes the relationship between lions and hyenas so interesting is that lions rarely eat the hyenas they attack and kill. There seems to be no apparent benefit of lions attacking and killing hyenas. As for the spoted hyena's other competitors, the hyena, especially if in groups, is rarely dominated and can successfully steal their food. An interesting fact about hyenas in regard to humans: in many African societies, because of its ghostly whooping call and nocturnal ways the hyena is regarded as a witch or an evil spirit.
Groups of hyenas can win against a single lion, especially if the lion is female. The majority of competitive interactions are for food, and aggression is more prevalet than predation.
[...] This implies that human beings are basically egoistic by nature and not altruistic as Christianity takes them to be. [...]
I don't know what ethos the original poster (the one who first posted about animals) is trying to convey, but when it comes to them (animals) killing other animals is first and foremost about survival. I was watching this video,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UztB1gRCFn0&feature=related and the speaker saying at a certain point, "How could you shoot such beautiful animals?" Beautiful and rare as Siberian tigers are, they regularly kill brown bears to eat and survive. They are killers, just like other animal species.