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    In the late 1800's, the VERY eminent British physicist Lord Kelvin opined that "Heavier than air flight is a physical impossibility." He was mocking all the folks like the Wright Brothers who were trying to develop aero-planes.

    Lord Kelvin should have been watching birds.

    He might have learned something, and not made such a purely and perfectly idiotic statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post




    https://scienceblog.com/492465/watch...mental-health/

    Humans need nature. We did not evolve to live in concrete boxes.

    Whaca think? Do you get enough nature?
    I don't think the study meant people who have to look at disgusting pigeons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I don't think the study meant people who have to look at disgusting pigeons.
    I love pigeons! I'm not quite as fond of seagulls, but that's only because they can be aggressive to little kids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I love pigeons! I'm not quite as fond of seagulls, but that's only because they can be aggressive to little kids.

    Rats with wings.
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    Bird-watching is like fishing - okay for those with plenty of patience. My wife likes it, fair play. It gets you out into the country, but so does fox-hunting ('The pursuit if the uneatable by the unspeakable').
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Rats with wings.
    How grumpy of you!

    LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iolo View Post
    Bird-watching is like fishing - okay for those with plenty of patience. My wife likes it, fair play. It gets you out into the country, but so does fox-hunting ('The pursuit if the uneatable by the unspeakable').
    I think it's less like bird watching than just having birds in the person's environment. There have been other studies that found green spaces, especially tress, are essential to human health and planting more can reduce violent crime rates.

    Our species is only about 100,000 years old, and for the first 99,000 years, we lived in a natural environment. It is no surprise to me that our minds and bodies crave that environment, or that living and working in concrete boxes is unhealthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Rats with wings.
    Ha!

    A bird shit on my friend's face once when we were walking down the sidewalk, one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Just dropped one right on his nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    Ha!

    A bird shit on my friend's face once when we were walking down the sidewalk, one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Just dropped one right on his nose.
    A CROW once did that to me, dropped a load right on top of my bald head. And RIGHT after I had taken a shower. Had to take another shower. I had just stepped outside after my shower to have a smoke. If I had had a gun at that moment, that would have been the last time that crow had ever defecated anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I think it's less like bird watching than just having birds in the person's environment. There have been other studies that found green spaces, especially tress, are essential to human health and planting more can reduce violent crime rates.

    Our species is only about 100,000 years old, and for the first 99,000 years, we lived in a natural environment. It is no surprise to me that our minds and bodies crave that environment, or that living and working in concrete boxes is unhealthy.
    Modern Man is alienated from Nature. This is why you get college coeds who think the Moon is just the Sun, at night. OK, that story might be apocryphal, but is not too far from the truth.
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