We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Lawyers representing descendents of the squirrels have filed suit that all proceeds from the experiment go to their clients.
Assistant VIllage Idiot
See, those squirrels were not working for the community or for science. They were acting in their own interests. True, they lost track of these seeds or some misfortune befell the squirrel before it could return to the stash but these seeds were saved not for science but for the self-interest of the squirrel. The world turns on a multitude of individuals acting in their own self-interests. Community comes not from planning or consensus, but rather from these self-interests interacting with each other in ways unexpected and inconceivable beforehand and most assuredly incapable of being modeled.