Posted in August 2012

neoteny

The research, writing and genius of a man named Ashley Montagu became very important to me early on in my research. My interest revolved around a single word I had never heard before: neoteny. Neoteny describes a trait of select animal species that retain juvenile traits into adulthood. Think of dogs, who remain playful throughout … Continue reading

intro to 1st draft

I think I needed to get some of this off my chest! I don’t think it will end up in my essay, but I needed to say it for myself regardless… As I sit here pondering learning and schooling, play and work, dogs and otters and humans, I realize that school has been much on … Continue reading