4) Obesities. Sexual confusion.Pesticides in runoff increase stress hormones that lead to immuno-suppression in frogs. Atrazine (Hayes), a common agricultural chemical, causes genetically male frogs to develop as females and produce eggs.
"when one species is grafted upon another, the branch which is to be grafted must be in the hand of a beautiful damsel, whilst a male person has disgraceful and unnatural sexual intercourse with her; during that intercourse the woman grafts the branch into the tree...The Law, therefore, prohibits us to mix different species together, ie., to graft one tree into another, because we must keep away from the opinions of idolaters and the abominations of their unnatural sexual intercourse. In order to guard against the grafting of trees, we are forbidden to sow any two kinds of seed together or near each other" (Guide of the Perplexed, III, 180)." Now we know what all those scientists are doing in their laboratories.
Bestaries have slandered the animal as philosophers have done. The last paragraph of McCaffery's interview "distinguishes an animal voice (a voice of soniccontinuum) from a human voice (a voice of sonic articulation)...The animal voice, Hegel claims, is pure sound, empty and grounded in negativity. In Hegel’s scheme “every animal finds its voice in its violent death; it expresses itself as a removed self.” By intercepting this animal voice of death and subjecting it to articulation, human language emerges with two decisive characteristics: (1) it retains within it the voice of death; (2) it becomes the voice of consciousness thereby converting negativity into being. To me this signals a fundamentally poetic quality in Hegel’s thinking, establishing as it does its mythogeme of “voice” on the codification of vowel and consonant as respectively animal and human." (46).
Human language as the voice of death because derived from the animal is more than slander, it is representative of the problem of extinction translated from the commercial to the philosophical, as if Hegel never left his house to walk in the woods, for it is not the voice of death in the song bird or elk, it is the joy of life. Somewhere it says that everything that has breath praises. This is being posted on phone poles in Nashville. Praise is the song of animal speech, the tongue of life not death. But everybody wants to hallow their smarts by resort to language. "A new language" is alleged of Beissel's mysticism by Bach as much as in Boehme.
The notion of the two voices, the Inner Voice, with at least the in and the out language of Boehme, McCaffery says, is an "idea, already implicit in Aristotle’s description of the two voices (articulate and inarticulate) obtains almost a’pataphysical excellence!" On the same page he says "Voice is a tangled mythogeme." "Poetry’s primal scene as that of inspiration involves at its base a fundamental “other” voice, a voice speaking through one. This image of the poet as a passive, possessed mouthpiece of an alien voice runs from Plato’s Ion through to Jack Spicer’s poetics of dictation."
And if the poet is passive it is not from speaking the voice of death, but of the transfiguring life which you should know in its essence and if not email me. If voice is "the originary place of negativity" that "...language is a negativity, the unsayable and the ungraspable" (Agamben) and cannot but be negativity unless it never existed, the thought goes, then "only if language no longer refers to any voice...is it possible for man to experience a language that is not marked by negativity and death" (Dillon, Politics of Security, 115). The language of the universe, as if to say become the thought or failing that be language itself. The Word of God! Voice here means author. The death of the author (Barthes) of all this forfeit is the anvil of simple speech. To speak as a bear, fly like a bird, leap like a cat the philosophers would write bestiaries of themselves.