For Indigenous scholar Robin Wall Kimmerer, Western grammatical norms of using “it” to refer to more-than-human relatives absolve settler cultures of moral responsibility for exploiting and dominating nature. Here’s what we can say instead, drawn from Kimmerer’s native Anishinaabe. Robin Wall Kimmerer Singing whales, talking trees, dancing bees, birds who […]
Study: Dolphins may speak in sentences. Is that important?
Two immediate reactions to the Christian Science Monitor story this morning about a study suggesting dolphins communicate with each other “much like humans do”: 1. Fascinating/incredible and “Thanks for all the fish,” etc.. 2. A small lament. There are a myriad of ways to communicate the interior life. All creatures […]