A few notes on the natural world

As part of a continuing series, here are two informational science articles by my nephew Cedar, who is four years old:

Article one: Hippos

“Hippos are really dangerous. They have big teeth that look like weapons. They can run fast and knock their enemies down. Most of the time they eat plants and spend a lot of time in the water.”

Article two: Deer antlers

“Even though deer butt their heads, they don’t poke themselves. Uncle Joe found some in a field. They could be from a deer that shed its antlers. Or they could be from a dead deer. Deer protect themselves with their antlers. They protect themselves from bears, fox, coyotes, and hawks that try to eat their babies.”

(All the quoted written material above has been transcribed directly from Cedar’s oral narratives — all texts are unrevised and unedited.)

Posted by | Comments (2)  | January 30, 2004
Category: General

2 Responses to “A few notes on the natural world”

  1. Matt Says:

    Kids with minds this sharp make me hopeful for the future . . . and hopeful I do not often feel. Keep posting his stuff, heck, tell his parents to give him his own blog. I’m sure he would have a following right away, I know I would frequent his site.

  2. Michele Says:

    You are being far too skimpy with the wisdom from this wise sage… when is the next installment? Impatiently waiting…

    Tell The Great Cedar that we, his followers, await futher teachings. All hail Cedar!