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PAGE EIGHT ANGRY BEES By W.'"E. Allen Bioh)gical Feature Service I got stung the other day, three t~mes, and it all happened so quickly that it was over before I realized that I was even in danger. Then I got so busy trying to protect myself that I did not have time to find out how much I was damaged. By the time I had: dropped my basket of tomatoes, thrown my coat over my head and run under a neighboring tree I was beginning to feel three very hot spots ola the back of my neck. I was also beginning to understand that these bees .were giving convinc- ing evidence that they were angry. They did not merely come drifting along in a quiet way and cahnly in- to attack. In my experience with men [ have noticed that a high.pitch- ed voice and headlong attack are of- ten associated with extreme anger, Certainly bees resemble men in the fact that these characteristics appear in individuals intent on causing in- jnry. But a bee is so different from man in structure and organization that one finds it difficult to believe that it can have the same fee]ingl The eyes of a bee are constructed on a pattern entirely different from that of man, its other known sense organs are widely different, and it may have senses that man does not possess. Its brain has a location in die body dif- fering markedly from that of man and it may even differ in being less important than other nerve centers sert a stinger to show hie that I was in regulating conduct. How ean.,such not wanted around there. They hur-. a creature be angry in the way that tied about it.. and they made a lot of man is ? noise too (considering their size) a, sizzling noise remindful of hot and disagreeable experiences. So I, like everyone else, speak of bees as being angry when they show these charac- teristics. Possibly it cannot. Maybe bees never get angry in the true sense of that word. Nevertheless we know this: that if we step on a man's toes he does things very similar to those done by a bee when we do something This,. of course, is very disgustingirritating to it. Whatever we call the to people who object to anthropomor-resultant actions they are of a kind phism (the very natural practice of shown by many different kinds of an- most .of us whereby we ascribe hu- imals when opposed, disturbed or in- man characteristics, capacities, andjured. For all of these different kinds feelings: to lower animals or even to of animals they must have a great rocks, and trees and the like). Per-deal of importance as aids to pro- haps they are right. At any rate alltection so we can see that they have of us can surely see that a bee is not a common foundation in experiences well-equipped .for having or showingof life no matter if the feelings in- the feeling, and emotion which we volved mav differ in man and other know so ,'well. :Of course, I did not aninmls. have time to look these bees in the ~: o'-- -- face when. they ,,attacked me but I Catalina Island vail give you the feel fairly sure that ] would have "rest of your life"--in whichever found nothing indicating anger in sense you choose to take it. their facial expression, After I got t" through with them there was no face [ Phone 202 ] left to show expression. So that re- [ DAVE FALQUIST [ semblance could have no part in ] CARPENTER -- CONTRACTOR / causing me to think they and their i JOBBER i companions were angry. 1 really think that my conclusion [ (Next Door to Fire Dept.) [ was based on just two things, their |Metrol~ole Ave. Avalon, Calif. 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