A log of one man’s search for the beautiful, the true and the wondrous, navigating with the sextant of freethought.
The blog’s title is a hat-tip to the HMS Beagle, the ship that bore Charles Darwin to the Galapagos Islands. It’s also a smile toward a breed of dog that has been described as
…intelligent, but as a result of being bred for the long chase [they] are single-minded and determined, which can make them hard to train. They are generally obedient but can be difficult to recall once they have picked up a scent and are easily distracted by smells around them. They do not generally feature in obedience trials; while they are alert, respond well to food-reward training, and are eager to please, they are easily bored or distracted. They are ranked 72nd in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs, as Coren places them among the group with the lowest degree of working/obedience intelligence. Coren’s scale, however, does not assess understanding, independence or creativity.
The Most Important Posts page summarizes the journey so far.
Image credit: Carson Beagles.