Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Beards. hedgehogs, and hillsides.
Lev wanted to know how much vitamin C one would have to take before it was lethal. I did some research and some math (which may very well be incorrect) and came to the conclusion that Lev would have to ingest over a million percent of his daily recommended vitamin C intake in order to overdose.
For some reason I constantly feel the need to separate being human from being an animal. It wasn’t until I was seven years old until I really understood that we were the same kind of biological organisms as dogs, cats, and hedgehogs. Before that I had just thought of human kind as bastardized angels with stripped wings. It seems to me that humans don’t want to face how human they are. Cloth covers skin as square houses are built on hillsides. Women shave their legs while men cut their hair short and trim their beards just so. I wonder how bears feel about being bears.