Wheels spinning after reading this NYT article on Our Animal Natures.
It looks at diseases…in particular, those we consider mental illnesses and social disorders, and those other species who share them.
That’s right. Animals get human diseases? What does that say to a social scientist like me who observes problems like obesity and anxiety and relates them to “nurture versus nature”?
It begs the question: is it ALL nature? And if so, am I out of a job? Or do I just need to start doing focus groups with Cocker Spaniels and Geese?