Will Cuppy

1884 - 1949

A Quote by Will Cuppy on change, control, cute, justice, learning, schools, and simplicity

Some fishes become extinct, but Herrings go on forever. Herrings spawn at all times and places and nothing will induce them to change their ways. They have no fish control. Herrings congregate in schools, where they learn nothing at all. They move in vast numbers in May and October. Herrings subsist upon Copepods and Copepods subsist upon Diatoms and Diatoms just float around and reproduce. Young Herrings or Sperling or Whitebait are rather cute. They have serrated abdomens. The skull of the Common or Coney Island Herring is triangular, but he would be just the same anyway. (The nervous system of the Herring is fairly simple. When the Herring runs into something the stimulus is flashed to the forebrain, with or without results.)

Will Cuppy (1884 - 1949)

Source: Will Cuppy, How to Become Extinct, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1984, p. 13.

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A Quote by Will Cuppy on animals, instinct, intelligence, and reason

If an animal does something we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.

Will Cuppy (1884 - 1949)

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A Quote by Will Cuppy on animals and earth

Let's not be too quick to blame the human race for everything. A great many species of animals became extinct before man ever appeared on earth.

Will Cuppy (1884 - 1949)

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