Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lemming Myths

Last week when commenting on my first encounter with the Federal shutdown I noted House Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) calling his fellow House GOPers "Lemmings with suicide vests".

The lemming mass suicide vision has been firmly seared into the minds of most baby boomers by Disney, but is worth noting that it is not true Lemming Suicide Myth - Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game. Fun read and always eye popping when reminded of the population growth of rodents when conditions support it.

1 comment:

Geoffrey Middaugh said...

Better than lemmings, and now House republicans, is the Aldo Leopold story of the Kaibab deer heard, which could eats itself into starvation. An epic in resource management, and written with Leopold's skill and science based.