if we could forget religion and remember god, we might have a more reasonable world.
~ Madeleine L'Engle
12 July 2005
I am obsessed with the sheep!
Sheep have a strong instinct to follow the leader. When one sheep decides to go somewhere, the rest of the flock usually follows, even if it is not a good decision. For example, if the lead sheep jumps over a cliff, the others are likely to follow. Even from birth, lambs are conditioned to follow the older members of the flock. http://www.sheep101.info/flocking.html
Ok, not the brightest animals in the world. But still, who trains their kids to jump off cliffs?