quantum entanglement

snow geese

One autumn evening, under brilliant stars, a white coyote crossed the highway as we drove home from Oyster Bay. Its eyes glowed, and its ears were beautifully shaped, like receptors— every sound of the night entering them: owls, mice skittering under dry grass, a raccoon leading her kits to eat apples in moonlight, even the skeins of snow geese heading south in the darkness, muttering and calling, their navigational system a form of quantum entanglement.

—from Euclid’s Orchard

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