February 19, 2021

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The adaptation to be able to hear and see what’s going on behind your back can without a doubt be a life saver. While most wild things have this admirable ability, humans never acquired this trait, physically limited by our immovable ears and forward-only set eyes. Not knowing what’s going on back there, much like when we can’t understand what’s right in front of us, we instead have adapted this uniquely human behavior to assume, misplace blame or wrongly accuse. I can’t help but wonder if maybe back in the day we could in fact move our ears and see behind us until the day someone came up with the bright idea of making a weapon to protect the species and then we just stopped trying to listen or see because we thought we were so smart?