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Counter Arts

Are You Smarter Than a Seal?

You’re probably no happier than they are

Seal resting on a dock. Photo by author.

We don’t live in the same world as animals

We barely live in the same world as each other. Brothers and sisters that we are, all of us descended from one terrifyingly narrow population bottleneck of just 10,000 people, we still struggle to see each other as anything other than enemies. My blue…

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Ryan Frawley

Ryan Frawley

Novelist. Essayist. Former entomologist. Now a full-time writer exploring travel, art, philosophy, psychology, and science. www.ryanfrawley.com