Ravishing Ravens of the Long-billed crow variety, by exemplary wildlife photographer, Takami at T Ibara Photo, where a picture is worth a thousand words. And then some.

Large-billed crows, in Japanese translation, are called ハシブトガラス (“hashibuto-garasu”).

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To my friend, Peter 🙂

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    1. Pictures of nature, birds, and animals, particularly in their natural habitat, these frozen moments in time, we all like them. They help us to see life. To appreciate and respect the wonders of existence in all its variety. They are powerful. They bring us back to basics, help me understand the importance of not so much technology, not so much modernity. The need for primitivity. I’m not talking about throwing away the toaster and living in caves; there are not enough caves. 🙂 But to take a step back, relax the pace, free its associated anxieties by focusing on simpler ways that we become more a part of the planet, its life, and its abundance. Instead of taxing it to the brink of decimation. Instead of alienating ourselves by ignoring the suffering of the defenseless and vulnerable. The importance of committing to methods and technologies that don’t derail our morality, but bring us closer to what’s really important; that is life. The virtue of life and freedom. Ours, and the creatures. Pictures do that. And your work assists that aim. You do it well. Thank you.

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      1. Hi Peter Schreiner,

        You have written such a thoughtful and nature-embracing comment, which has even transcended the purview of Takami Ibara (茨原 孝貞)’s photos of a crow feeding its chicks.

        By the way, you mentioned “Long-billed crow” in the first paragraph and then “Large-billed crows” in the second. Are “Long-billed crow” and “Large-billed crow” interchangeable?

        If you and Takami should come across videos of some crows or ravens (or any animals for that matter) making art or music, please kindly let me know, as I might consider including them in my post entitled “SoundEagle in Debating Animal Artistry and Musicality” published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/soundeagle-in-debating-animal-artistry-and-musicality/

        The conclusions of my said post very much echo the sentiment and recommendation of your comment.

        Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

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        1. Good call. I had to research. While I’m guilty of using the two terms interchangeably, I’ve just learned they are two different crow species. The large-billed crow (Corvus macrorhynchos) and the Long-billed crow (Corvus validus)*.

          And in this research, I discovered there is also the Thick-billed crow (Corvus crassirostris)*


          *The Latin(?) from Wikipedia (of course).

          Thanks for the lesson! And a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you too!

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              1. Hi Peter,

                You are very welcome to read my post entitled “The Quotation Fallacy” at your own pace over several sessions rather than one.

                Moreover, the navigational menus located at the start and the end of the post can conveniently allow you to instantly jump to different sections of the post to quickly resume from where you were last reading.

                By the way, if you were to read the various comments left by the numerous commenters there, you would get a very good sense of why some of them regard the post to be highly important and edificatory, considering how often we use and read quotations.

                I certainly look forward to reading your feedback and your thoughts on “The Quotation Fallacy” at the comment section of the said post.

                Happy Boxing Day to you!

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              2. Hello Peter,

                I would like to inform you that before resuming your reading of “The Quotation Fallacy”, please kindly reload the post to access the latest version, which contains some slight extensions to the two sections entitled “Emotions and Biases: Affect Heuristic, Stereotype, Attribution Bias” and “Definition and Ramifications: Description, Scope and Corollaries”.

                Happy New Year to you soon!

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                  1. By all means, Peter, though please kindly bear in mind that I shall occasionally improve and update some of my posts and pages, and therefore there will be newer editions from time to time.

                    As far as I know, the mobi file format does not support sound and video, both of which are present in a lot of my posts and pages.

                    May you have a lovely weekend soon! Happy reading!

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                    1. Hi there, Peter. 2019 is just about to expire. I would like to inform you that a long sentence totalling 77 words has been appended to the paragraph that begins with “All in all, the ostensibly divergent or incompatible, and in some instances,…” in the section entitled “Classical Logic: Contradiction, Context, Scope, Validity, Generalizability”.

                      May you enjoy your reading!


                    2. Hello again, Peter. Please be inform that another long sentence totalling 112 words has been appended to the paragraph that begins with “Rather than cancelling each other out, contrary quotations or statements can …” in the section entitled “Classical Logic: Contradiction, Context, Scope, Validity, Generalizability”.

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              3. Hello! How is your reading of [The Quotation Fallacy “💬”], Peter?

                The section “Classical Logic: Contradiction, Context, Scope, Validity, Generalizability” has just been extended, plus a quote from Stephen Richards Covey’s book entitled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change”.

                There are some important issues (or rather, problems) with one of Covey’s sentences, which I shall analyze and discuss in another section later in the next day or two. Please stay tune.

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                1. I’m close. You’re quite a remarkable philosopher. I only wish I possessed better reading retention. Something I’ve struggled with all my life. Last Friday, I started to quote something you wrote, got halfway through and couldn’t remember the rest. And, of course, I don’t remember what that was. 🙂

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                    1. Hello Clever Peter as oppsed to a Dull One,

                      That you can respond to SoundEagle in such a way indicates that you must have read and consulted the “Table of Contradictory Quotations or Statements” in [The Quotation Fallacy “💬”].

                      Oh, Peter is not yet quite so clever as to realize or admit that it is the (recent) reading that has made him this much cleverer rather than the playing, even if he has been playing like Burt Reynolds! 😉

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                  1. Hello Peter,

                    I am delighted to inform you that the section entitled “Misquotation: Improper Quoting, Sourcing, Context, Appropriation” has been significantly extended. In particular, I hope that you will find the elaborate discussion about the adage ““We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” very engaging. Please enjoy!

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                  2. Hi Peter,

                    I shall reply to your long comment as soon as I can, as I have a number of errands to attend to, plus improving on [The Quotation Fallacy “💬”] in various ways, which I shall keep you posted in my upcoming reply to you at the post.

                    Dr Craig Eisemann, also a vegan, has liked your comment. He is very familiar with the post, and is in the process of making his very first comment on the post. Speaking of food, here’s one post that will potentially whet your appetite, both visually and gustatorily, to a very high and inspirational degree at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/soundeagle-in-edible-art-glorious-food-and-festive-season/

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  1. I 💜 crows! Beautiful photos, and those are some big babies…I know the feeling of not wanting to grow up, to be cared for by mom & dad, forever! But they do get independent, because mom & dad are exhausted, weary of all that parenting stuff, when the babies are as big or bigger than them. 😩💕

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    1. Crows, of course, are among my favorite as well. And their babies are a lot like people babies, who don’t leave the nest until they grow as big or bigger than their parents. And in some cases, never leave but take residence in the basement. 🙂

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      1. I know a couple of people like that and love them to bits with all my heart. But they don’t have a basement so it’s all good, haha. I didn’t leave home till 25, don’t judge!! 😱😳 About the crows, when I learned how good their eyesight is and have seen how they sometimes stare at us intently, right into our faces & eyes, I get all goose bumpy when I encounter one, stand there jabbering and fawning like a cuckoo. The crow usually looks bemused, like “WTF?” Or maybe I’m projecting. But yeah, those shiny black clever birds are magical.

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