Ken Okazaki Blogging is serious business



I was driving through the rice paddies yesterday and to my left I saw dozens of scarecrows standing soaking up some sun while silently staring at each other through their cloth covered faces.

Near them I could see a bird dipping in and out of the rice paddies presumably eating the grain, but no crows in sight.

Could it be that the crows, being the most intelligent bird species is smart enough to recognize that the scarecrows resemble humans,  but their limited intelligence fails to realize that they are not alive?

Might it also be possible that this particular bird species is not smart enough to recognize the figure of a human, and therefore has no reason to be afraid of the scarecrows?

Intelligence is not everything and neither is knowledge, and sometimes the ones who know the least are the ones who finish first in life.

It's a bit like the bumble bee who doesn't know that it's aerodynamically impossible for it's body to take flight or the Wright brothers who didn't know humans could not fly or Thomas Edison who didn't know it was impossible to make an electric light bulb.

“The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.”

—Motto of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II