I just don’t know what to say (but I’ll probably bitch and moan for a few paragraphs).
Biology fail – hint: deer can’t read (including symbolic language)
If a person can’t figure out that deer can’t read and move to a traffic corridor that safer, then how in the name of the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars can they make useful judgements about things like… oh… voting for example.
But this also highlights the anthropocentrism that infects modern humans. Just because someone else in your species invented cars, symbolic language, roads, cities, newspapers, etc… doesn’t mean that you (or any humans) are the center of the freaking universe.
Get a clue here. The dinosaurs were the dominant species on this planet for almost 180 million years. Humans have been in existence (counting all species of Homo ) for almost 7 million years and modern humans for less than 50,000 years.
We exist on a tiny ball of rock surrounded by nothing.
If the above video doesn’t make you think about how truly insignificant we are, in the grand scheme of the universe, then you are too far gone to reach.
It’s truly depressing to think about how important a $3000 set of rims are to some people, when you realize that they aren’t even trying to take over a small portion of that pale, blue dot… just try to impress a few, also insignificant specs on that dot.
So, yes, pretend that deer can read and follow your desire to get them out of the way of your $85,000 luxury car. Keep believing it until you are dead an buried and only this memory of you exists. This may well be how our ancestors remember you… and us as humans for that matter.
And they will wonder, “Was that really our ancestor? How did we survive?”