The Unknown Scientist: “I get the feeling that he doesn’t even read the articles he links to. Did he miss this?”
“Once flowers hide away their pollen this way, natural selection favors bees that can give the flowers a harder shake. The harder the bees shake, Dr. Vallejo-Marín and his colleagues have found, the more food they can bring home.”
There is no need to posit emotional transference to a flower. It’s just evolution, or if you prefer co-evolution. Common to many quacks, Behan’s explanation involves “energy.”
KB: When bees move their bodies they vibrate. They buzz. These sound waves are energy. The vibration of their bodies produces food (energy). All plant and animal behavior is a vibration about an “essence,” i.e. potential energy. The body and the behavior of the bee is tuned to the anatomy of the plant, the anatomy and the behavior of the plant is tuned to the earth, the moon and the sun. The momentum and vibrations of the earth, the moon and the sun determine the behavior (vibration) of all life on earth because they posit potential energy. The vibration of the bee transmits potential energy into the future, pollen, a flower that is going to be for a bee that is yet to be. The only connecting thread in this “being netted” is the flow of energy transmuting from one form to another.
This is a simple statement about a physical, down-to-earth phenomenon, energy, and this vibration about an essence can be seen as a universal operating system of animal consciousness, emotion. Emotion attracts the organism to the potential energy it requires to evolve. Emotion is the physical embodiment of essence.
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Books about Natural Dog Training by Kevin BehanIn Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by our emotion. The dog doesn’t respond to what the owner thinks, says, or does; it responds to what the owner feels. And in this way, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions. Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected more profoundly than has ever been imagined — by heart — and that this approach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs’ most inscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opens the door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhaps a whole new understanding of ourselves.
|Natural Dog Training is about how dogs see the world and what this means in regards to training. The first part of this book presents a new theory for the social behavior of canines, featuring the drive to hunt, not the pack instincts, as seminal to canine behavior. The second part reinterprets how dogs actually learn. The third section presents exercises and handling techniques to put this theory into practice with a puppy. The final section sets forth a training program with a special emphasis on coming when called.|