Mother Nature Is Great

I love this world, I really do. There is so much beauty out there we don’t realize exists. Life is full of beauty, like the sweet, innocent smile of a little baby who loves unconditionally (as long as they get what they want!). Sometimes, though, you don’t expect to be awed by something so common. It takes the right perspective. Everyone’s seen Starlings before but not many realize what they’re capable of.

These are Starlings flying in unison without a master or controller. There is no leader; they’re simply following instinct. They do this as a defensive mechanism: to confuse and perhaps scare large predators.

Even more beautiful is the fact we can understand this scientifically and mathematically. Not entirely yet, but we’ll figure it out.

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Beautiful.

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