Daily Archives: January 10, 2008

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Personification of Plants and Animals

I recently listened again to Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything and A Walk in the Woods and I am now listening to Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma. One thing I have intended to write about ages ago with regard to Bryson and now Pollan’s book brings it to mind again. In discussing the development of plant and animal species both authors insist on personifying them and giving them motives. It is all a […]