October 25, 2012

Thought for 10.25.12

Bats and ideologues, while not literally blind, rely primarily on the echoes of their own voices for their livelihood.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG

5 comments:

LKT said...

Excellent.

EleanorBraun said...

Bats actually serve a social, biological and economic purposes. Their pest control services could be valued in the billions of dollars. They perform pollination services, and bat guano is a popular fertilizer. Can ideologues claim any of these benefits?

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Eleanor, I'm not so sure that ideologues do much in the way of pest control, but I do think they rival our wing-fingered friends in the guano department. ;-)

Robert Brenchley said...

I doubt whether ideologue BS is as useful on the garden as guano.

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Robert, I think some studies show it to be either toxic or to promote excessive growth of "suckers" as the rose-tenders call them, or leaf burn... ;-)