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Wolf or Human: Witch is Werewolf Better Half?

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, nature correspondent at the Greenygrey. We werewolves often debate the Big Questions about life, such as which/witch is our better half: human or wolf.

Polar Bear Squares
Polar Bear Squares (Photo credit: gehmflor)

Polar Bear Family and Me 

Polar bear
Polar bear (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While the merits and faults of humans and wolves are sure to Bram Stoker up a heated debate in the Greenygrey world, we are usually in universal agreement that humans are more empathetic than polar bears.

This is because we watched the Polar Bear Family and Me, and read Marc Latham’s Natural World Media article about the series.

Polar Bears and Humanity Difference 

Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub.jpg, with ...
Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub.jpg, with color correction and cropping (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While the polar bear family was shown to be very loving and caring of each other, they were obviously just trying to survive, and didn’t have the time or inclination to ‘care’ about other species.

Although humans are of course more destructive to the planet and other species overall, and polar bears make friends with huskies, some humans try to protect their animal competitors; and even those animal predators who threaten humanity, which might just lift  humanity above its predator competitors.

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Werewolf of Oz latest Episode not worth Anticipation

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We hope you’ve been having a nice weekend. We hope you haven’t been eagerly awaiting a bumper Werewolf of Oz episode, as this one’s not an epic. You could say it’s a bit of an anti-climax!

9.  THE WISDOM OF ANTS IS PANTS WHEN HUNGOVER

It had all gone weird in Latham, and I seemed to have lost track of self, space and time.

Hearing Voices 

I tried to rise, but felt groggy and my head hurt, so I lay back down. Then I heard something say: ‘You think you’re big, don’t you.’

I looked up and could see nothing around. I thought I must be hearing voices in my confused state.

But then I heard it again: ‘You think you’re big, don’t you.’

And this time it was followed by: ‘Oi, you big bundle of grey fluff, you think you’re big don’t you, you can’t even see me down here.’

Antstronauts Anyone

I looked down and saw the irritant upstart was an ant. It was carrying a massive weight on its back, and working hard herding aphids. I felt quite guilty, sleeping off a hangover, while that wee chap was working so hard.

English: Location: branch of walnut-tree. Acto...
English: Location: branch of walnut-tree. Actors:ants carrying a body . Ant holds the aphids in mandibles and transmits it to its target - leaf on walnut-tree. Česky: Umístění: větev ořešáku. Aktéři: mravenec a mšice. Mravenec drží mšici v čelistech a přenáší ji do jejího cíle - na list ořešáku. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I didn’t know what to say, and it soon went on its way. I returned to the land of nod, dreaming of antstronauts exploring the universe.

Ant study 1
Ant study 1 (Photo credit: Lone Primate)

If you liked this, you may like Marc Latham’s Ant Theory of Humanity.

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Debbie Harry of Blondie the Growth D of Y 3-D

Hi, it’s Stephen Wolfing, science expert at the Greenygrey. I saw an interesting story about plants recently. It reported that photosensitive molecules in their leaves gather intelligence about sunlight, and make stems grow in a certain direction to reach light and reap its benefits. They will also compete with other plants and living organisms to survive and grow.

Leaf lamina. The leaf architecture probably ar...
Leaf lamina. The leaf architecture probably arose multiple times in the plant lineage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Growth is one of the 3-Ds of Y

I found it intriguing to think that something that seems so random and accidental as plant growth actually has a kind of ‘thought’ and ‘knowledge’ about it. These are of course the three dimensions of the greenYgrey Y.

And the dissecting of the greenygrey Y into its three dimensions, which I think is a first in etymological science, is reminiscent of the advances in nanotechnology.

At the tiniest levels of life scientists are finding traits such as competition for survival and prosperity that still rule human society, which is considered the most advanced (by humanity), and some claim special (special humans), amongst Earth’s life.

Growth D Representative

As we think most of our readers are humans, we thought we’d provide a D human representative to epitomise growth.

Deborah Harry
Cover of Deborah Harry

We have chosen Debbie Harry. Debbie had a hard early life, being adopted, but grew into the icon of her generation as the lead singer of Blondie. And not only was Debbie a beautiful and brilliant singer, but she also stuck by her long-term partner and bandmate, Chris Stein, when he suffered a debilitating illness for several years.

So not only did Debbie have to fight and learn to survive, but she also grew up with strong personal morals.

Blondie
Cover of Blondie
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