Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Useless Information

Welcome to our first blog entry! Our names are Jessica and Nichole and we are senior Biology majors at Ashland University. You've come across our blog. Congratulations!

We're sure you want an explanation as to why we chose the name "Successors of Solomon". Both of us are fans of ethology- that is the study of animal behavior. That means we love Tinbergen, Lorenz, and Frisch, the fathers of ethology. In the presentation speech for their Nobel prize (yes, they were that smart), some Swedish guy who was well known at the time called them "Successors of Solomon" because like the fabled King Solomon, they understood the language of animals.

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So here we are, two science dorks looking for answers in a world filled with useless information.

By the way, if you want to read the entire Nobel presentation speech, follow the link below. It's got a German translation as well!

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1973/presentation-speech.html

1 comment:

  1. Lorenz also wrote a book titled King Solomon's Ring.

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