Privacy and ostriches
- Dear Vova,
Thank you for the correction. I now see I wrote ostrach(a) (broken potsherds upon which biblical texts are found as well as other things - papyri being somewhat expensive you know) instead of "ostriches." My bad. Thanks again for the correction.
Nevertheless, in spite of your eloquent portrayal of why nature behaves as it does the lion was already upon the "ostrich" and the event unfolded just as I said it did.
Needless to say I don't share your view of Michael W.'s perspective on things as "stupid" - but the cited poet's verse is well heeded by me. It was Plato who said "the wise man is he who knows that he does'nt know."
Because He lives,
Privacy and ostriches
--- In email@example.com, malcolm robertson
>I have - even while a lion was gnawing at it's hind quarters. The
> Dear Vassa Meister,
> Have you ever seen an ostrach with it's head buried in the sand?
lion eventually severed the neck of the ostrach from it's torso. But
guess what! The ostrach took off, but unfortunately it did'nt get
>Dear in Christ Vassa, Malcolm!
> Do you get my drift?
> Because He lives,
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I think it's a bit
disingenuous to be soooo protective of one's privacy while at the
same time remaining shrouded in secrecy one's self. Most of
Michael's assaults are just plain stupid, lawyer or not "How do I
know you are really Father J.?" That pretty much justifies any
identity-related query one could hope to make.
And now for you, Malcolm: I have never seen as "ostrach" (big flight-
less bird, or Jewish violinist?) bury its head in the sand. As a
matter of fact, I'm not sure where you would have either, because
they don't do that. And yes, I've seen them in the wild and in
zoos. What ostriches will do is when not sure of the approach of
danger, they will place their head next to the ground to try to hear
the direction from which a threat might come. They also assume this
position when ingesting gravel and pebbles for their gizzards. Since
the average ostrich lives 40-70 years in the wild, it doesn't really
sound like anything but an extremely stupid one would do the behavior
you claim to have seen. For you edification, the cited behavior,
despite existing in many an internt rumor mill, has NEVER been
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