Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

ONLY ON THE INTERNET

Here's a peculiar little resource that's probably of less interest to most people than it is to me. Morgan Worthy, a retired psychologist, has put together an iris pigmentation site that includes lists of iris color for over 5,600 vertebrate species, along with observations based on his database that range from the insightful to the mundane to the crackpottish.
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illustration: HUNGRY EYES (detail) 2005 acrylic 30" x 22"

2 Comments:

Anonymous Roger B. said...

Fascinating. I can't wait for an opportunity to drop a few facts about eye colour into the conversation. For example: "Did you know that cats and herons have similarly coloured eyes?"

11:50 AM  
Blogger cpbvk said...

I must say, though, that I would file his theory of ambushing light-eyed predators and active dark-eyeds somewhere between Velikovsky and Randolph Kirkpatrick--fun, creative, and wrong.

10:32 PM  

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