Stephen Downes

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Following up on my murmuration post from yesterday, Keith Lyons writes to point me to studies of the Great Wildebeest Migration. "In reality there is no such single entity as ‘the migration’. The wildebeest are the migration – there is neither start nor finish to their endless search for food and water, as they circle the Serengeti- Mara ecosystem in a relentless sequence of life and death." What's interesting again is how we talk about this. Averages are not useful. "It is a dynamic process which defies predictions: no two years are ever quite the same."

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