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Wednesday December 28th 2011    Tim Candler

     A cast back sees intense moments which may at the time have been sensible.  For example I would like to believe that a Turkey Buzzard can live for one hundred and sixteen years. Then to discover this number to be a construct of another's imagination leaves me disappointed.  So how should I approach the statement 'A Wandering Albatross lives to be sixty years old.' 

     A wise man would consider sources.  He would point to the world and remind me how full it is of inconsolable differences.  He would understand evidence.  "Yes," he would say, "An Emu walks three hundred and twenty miles during migration, because I have followed one." 

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