Communication…

Human communication was revolutionized with the origin of speech approximately 500,000 BCE. Symbols were developed about 30,000 years ago. The imperfection of speech, which nonetheless allowed easier dissemination of ideas and eventually resulted in the creation of new forms of communications, improving both the range at which people could communicate and the longevity of the information. All of those inventions were based on the key concept of the symbol.

This week’s theme for Lens artists photo challenge: communication is quite interesting and thus I spend more time in reading about it than creating my own post.

For anyone working with species determination of crustaceans, the publications and drawings of Professor Georg Ossian Sars (1837-1927) are an indispensable tool. Sars’ main work, An Account of the Crustacea of ​​Norway, describes most crustaceans in Norway, and is an international standard work to this day. The work was published in the period 1895–1928 and consists of nine volumes of a total of 4,000 pages, thoroughly illustrated with brilliant drawings.

The ability to communicate effectively with other individuals plays a critical role in the lives of all animals. Whether we are examining how moths attract a mate, ground squirrels convey information about nearby predators, or chimpanzees maintain positions in a dominance hierarchy, communication systems are involved.

Studying communication not only gives us insight into the inner worlds of animals, but also allows us to better answer important evolutionary questions. A thorough understanding of animal communication systems can also be critical for making effective decisions about conservation of threatened and endangered species. As an example, recent research has focused on understanding how human-generated noise (from cars, trains, etc) can impact communication in a variety of animals. 

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.~ C.S. Lewis

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Sunday – Say hello!

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The greatest wisdom is in simplicity.                                                                                    Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness.                                                It’s not complex or elaborate.                                                                                                      The real knowledge is free.                                                                                                         It’s encoded in your DNA.                                                                                                                All you need is within you.                                                                                                          Great teachers have said that from the beginning.                                                           Find your heart, and you will find your way.                                                                            ~Carlos Barrios

Good old days – 1

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The coffee and the cakes… muaaah!

Every place is a goldmine. You have only to give yourself time, sit in a teahouse watching the passers-by, stand in a corner of the market, go for a haircut. You pick up a thread – a word, a meeting, a friend of a friend of someone you have just met – and soon the most insipid, most insignificant place becomes a mirror of the world, a window on life, a theatre of humanity. ~ Tiziano Terzani (A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East)

Guess the place 🙂

Treasure hunt in Tropea, Calabria, Italy

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Art in reflection

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.~Paulo Coelho 

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View of Stromboli Volcano from Tropea

Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.~ Heinrich Zimmer.

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The light.

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul~ Thomas Merton

For Lens Artists Photo Challenge &

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday