I had an odd dream the other night. Or maybe it was just one of those weird thoughts that come to you at the borderline of sleeping and waking. It wasn't visual at all. It was more of an idea. And the idea was this: that creatures who are killed and eaten, tend to be killed and eaten by creatures bigger and smarter than themselves. Little fish are eaten by bigger, smarter fish; bigger, smarter fish are eaten by humans, and so on.
Then, images of Mogadishu stared entering the dream. For some reason. (No, I haven't seen Blackhawk Down yet.) I know this doesn't make any sense, it was a dream, what do you expect? Then I woke up. I have no idea what this means. I don't even think it's correct: lions kill wildebeests, but are lions really any smarter than wildebeests? It was that weird, dream logic, that doesn't make any sense in the waking world.
It does bring up a thought I've had for a while, though, to wit: what hunts human beings? Are human beings really at the top of the food chain? I'm sure cows think they're at the top of the food chain. I'm sure that tuna and sharks think that they are at the top of the food chain. Wrong-o, guys! But humans are so damned sure we're at the top...
Suppose we aren't?
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