270 IDEAL HOME LIFE
is really more fun than the secret alphabets that we used to communicate with in school.
You have heard of the young student who defined a lobster to his teacher as "a red bug that walks sideways," to which the naturalist responded: "That is a good definition. The only trouble with it is that a lobster is not red, it is not a bug, and it does not walk sideways." Nature so ruthlessly exposes our inaccuracies as soon as we come in contact with her that our best course is to acknowledge that we don't know and then start on a campaign of exploration.