Friday, August 27, 2010

Today's Word...

...murmuration.

This term applies specifically to flocks of starlings. I had no idea that there were such species-specific words for these things.

Courtesy of Jerry Coyne at Why Evolution Is True:



Spectacular!

3 comments:

dbackdad said...

Fantastic. To me, science and nature are endlessly more fascinating and awe-inspiring than religion could ever be.

wunelle said...

Absolutely. Every explanation we invent to satisfy our curiosity are insipid and ridiculous compared to the real world. I could watch these scenes forever.

wunelle said...

Or perhaps *is*...