Loren Eiseley asks in his essay The Bird and the Machine if machines can become almost identical to life. He believes that people are. The Bird and the Machine. LOREN EISELEY. Loren Eiseley (–) was born in Nebraska, studied science at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and. In “The Bird and the Machine,” Loren Eiseley describes how machines will never be able to do what birds do, because they lack the feeling of.

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He says that he eiaeley down on a high ridge for hours before noticing that there was a rattle snake sleeping right next to him. This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Then he remembered this one interaction he had with a bird. Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network.

HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this eisfley based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. He could have ignored his stance on life for a moment and it would probably go unnoticed. It is interesting because Eisley eixeley these sentences as if it is going to happen one day and the birds are watching our every move.


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Someone who is greater than humans has carefully designed each and every single little part of the human body in order for it to function the way it was created to function. Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis. ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers.

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This piece was written in my 11th grade AP English class from an assignment out of our Rhetoric Textbook. This is used to prevent bots and spam. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Identify the question or problem this writer is posing. Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Then he moves from the desert to an abandoned cabin in the woods where he had to catch birds to send them to zoos.

The sentence before talks about the cell dissolving into an intangible substance. This is an ad network. Notify me of new comments via email. Eiseley points out that although machines can get smarter and improve, they can and will never have feelings, be hurt, express deep emotions from within like a living creature does.

He admitted to what he was doing and what he had done according to his beliefs. He had been fashioned like the puppets he produced and was only a more clever model made by a greater designer.


There is one moment in the desert, when Eiseley is sitting high up on a ridge, for hours, viewing life with a thhe and subdued attention, when he glanced beside his boot and a rattlesnake was coiled up beside him. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.

The Bird and the Machine

Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. He then tells a story about when he was younger and went on an expedition with a group of men in the desert. This site uses cookies. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It is written by Loren Eiseley llren establishes ethos immediately in the beginning of the piece when describing his background.

This is an interesting image. Loren Eiseley asks in his essay The Bird and the Machine if machines can become almost identical to life. This site uses cookies. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.

The diction in the quote is also interesting in the context and brings a different view to the idea. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. The idea of a machine building itself confuses me. However he did not compromise his beliefs. This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos.