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ROSH HASHANA – CHIRPINGS OF INSPIRATION

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Animal behavioralist M.W. Fox published a fascinating experiment in 1974.  He found that a mother turkey would nurture a weasel, archenemy to the turkey, if it chirped like a baby turkey.  After observing how that it is the chirp of the chicks which triggers maternal instinct in the turkey, they wanted to see how powerful this instinctual response was when implanted within the turkey’s archenemy.  And it succeeded!  A fake weasel was attacked when presented, embraced as part of the flock when it chirped (through a recording inside of it), then attacked again when the chirping stopped.  Gosh.  Those turkeys are so stupid, eh?  Nothing like us people…  right? Continue reading ROSH HASHANA – CHIRPINGS OF INSPIRATION

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