[LMB] When World-Views Collide, books

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 8 14:42:10 GMT 2022



> On Jan 7, 2022, at 6:57 AM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been thinking,  that the earliest form of communication between
> organisms of a single species has been pheromones.  And that, despite the
> fact we have evolved our ability to communicate verbally with each other.
> It's pheromones that affect or metabolism and eventually our behavior.
> Imagine 'Romeo and Juliet' without pheromones.
> Romeo:  "Hi I'm Romeo, "
> Juliet: "Juliet, "
> Romeo: "Our parents are douchbags,"
> Juliet:  "You got that right!"
> Romeo:  "well catch you later, Mercutio's taking me out to a boar fight!"
> Juliet:  "sure, whatever, "
> And doeth end ?Romeo and Juliet" without  pheromones.

Gwynne: Totally irrelevant side note: One of my pet hates (and a source
of a lot of private hilarity at times) is the way people use 'Romeo and
Juliet' to refer to a romance between two people, or characters. I seriously
wonder how many people know how the play ends.


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