anthrobabe wrote:And I really like the
" I am just an ape with vastly improved twig technology"
Have you ever read Dr. Goodalls interview about when she tried termite fishing and just bombed--it's a good one about species specific stuff and how talent comes in many forms
The "quote" from a book by Doug Adams (of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy fame) called "Last Chance To See"
It's not exactly a quote by him - his description took a chapter to unfold, but the statement summarizes that chapter very well.
The book is a series of voyages by Adams and some others, to the various places in the world that have nearly extinct animals - and Adam's thoughts, comments and observations about the animals, the trip, the countries and people they saw. It's not a long book, and well worth reading. Highly Recommended.
(to keep slightly on topic) Adams also mentions several times, the various food they ate while on those trips - and some of the dishes are remarkable.
As a native-born USofA-ian, I have not sampled much genuine "ethnic" food - only what folk have brought to my country, and offered. I'd have to travel overseas to get the "good stuff." <heh>
And, as I grow older, I find that "new food" (to me) is one of Life's Finest Pleasures - indeed, it may be an Ultimate Purpose in Life.