Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Meerkat wars and synchronicity

It is the year of the Meerkats. These engaging foot long denizens of the Kalahari desert show behaviors that mirror the best and the worst in our society (they steal, they fight, they cheat on their partners), and they have been the subjects of numerous television programs. Now, the Sunday NYTimes points out, just as we have had two Truman Capote movies within a short interval, two full length documentary films on Meekats are about to appear in competition, one from Discovery Films with Animal Planet, the other from BBC Films and the Weinstein company.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:52 PM

    It's just a small semantic comment. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that any similarities in societal operations is due to our similar neural structure and any deviations would be on the part of humans and would have to do with the addtional cortical surface area, the result of genetic modifications/alterations/mutations. Of course this is assuming a linear/serial relationship between gross cerberal and neuronal anatomy to that of behaviour.