churning: "Although we expect our abstract ideas
to need constant clarifying and defining, we become agitated
the creatures seem not to fit the taxonomic system. Such
incompatible animals shock us. The degree of our upset indicates
more is disturbed than the plan of animal classification.
Exceptions to the system threaten not only the animal order
but our basic
model for order; more than that, these anomalies signify
intrusion, some active principle of derangement and tumult,
of disorder and evil, much worse than flawed classification." P.
Shepard, Thinking Animals. New York, 1978. p.76.
Other: S.W. Laycock, "The Animal as Animal:
A Plea for Open Conceptuality." In, H. Peter Stevens, Editor, Animal
Others: On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life. Albany, NY.,
1999. p.280. "The
animal katsinas represent the animal spirits. Whether
one bear katsina or several appear, the function is still
the same. Animal spirits or the animal people of the spirit world
are thought of as 'acting human', for lack of a better phrase.
Indeed, it is felt that they are able to doff their fur or feathers
like so much clothing." M.T. Bahti, "Animals in Hopi
R. Willis, Editor, Signifying Animals: Human Meaning in the
Natural World. London, 1990. p.135.