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David G. Hall
Jennifer Willis
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This Website is dedicated to all those critters that to many people, even today, are misunderstood and disliked. The aim of this site is to dispel the myths, and attempt to improve and raise awareness about them.
We owe our very existance as human beings to the existance of ALL critters. Why? Because some 200 million years ago, all mammals (including Man) evolved from small, furry, ground-dwelling critters known today as Morganucodon, which looked like something between a rat and a shrew. If this critter had not appeared in the geological time-scale, neither would have we! Remember, that all critters are part of our delicate eco-system. Take out a species, and what happens? Chaos!
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WHO'S GOT EYES?
If you had the eyesight of an eagle, you could read this from a football field away. [Downside: Your eyes would be the size of tennis balls.] If you had the eyesight of a dragonfly, you could read this if it were behind your head. [Downside: You'd have eyes the size of basketballs.] If you had the eyesight of a rhesus monkey, you could read this if it was less than an inch in front of your eyes. [Downside: You'd be a rhesus monkey.] In the context of all creatures, we have eyes that are, well, not bad. "On a scale of 1-10, we rate about a 7," says Phillip Pickett, a veterinary ophthalmologist at Virginia Tech. "Raptors rate a 10. Rats are about a one. They're good at detecting motion, but that's about it." As Pickett points out, when it comes to sight, "BEST" can be defined several ways. One measure is distance, Hawks and eagles can spot a mouse in a field from hundreds of feet in the air. Then there's color. Human beings see three colors- red, green, and blue. Pigeons see violet, blue, blue-green, and yellow; bees percieve ultraviolet light, enabling them to discern th UV color patterns flowers make when producing nectar. Humans evolved with senses in balance, so we aren't feliant on any one in particular. People who can't see have lives as full and as rich as anyone else.
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