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See bats -- upside down and in high-tech

Original post made by News Guy, another community, on Feb 9, 2007

Enter the neo-gothic portal into the new bat exhibit at Coyote Point Museum in San Mateo and you see the world as a bat does -- upside down. And you’ll see centuries of bat lore from different cultures -- all upside down.

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Posted by Menlo Park resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Feb 9, 2007 at 6:30 pm

It's one thing to see the world as we imagine a bat might see it.

But, as an article in the current New Yorker magazine points out, it is quite another thing to actually be a bat, or a cheetah or a mosquito -- experience boundaries that we humans will never cross.

Think about it as you visit the Coyote Point exhibit. A real bat's world is utterly inaccessible and entirely unimaginable to us, as ours is to it.