Cantina Quote o’ The Week: Harvard

Under controlled experimental conditions of temperature, time, lighting, feeding, and training, the organism will behave as it damn well pleases.

The Harvard Law of Animal Behavior

This is one of those gems I plucked from The Blank Slate.  Research involving animals (or small children) can, I gather, be horribly frustrating.

Having tried to modify my cat’s homicidal behavior in times of unwarranted optimism, I can completely empathize.


  1. Karen says

    Are you sure he wasn't specifically talking about cats? 'Cuz he sure seems to be describing mine.