What Raindancing Pigeons Can Teach Us About Ourselves

We write the 14th century, and the times are tough. A plague is afoot, killing a third of the population in some parts of Europe, and no one really knows what is going on.

The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder depicts the devastation wrought upon Europe by the Black Death (Public domain).
The true culprit behind the Black Death: the bacterium Yersinia Pestis. (Public domain)
B.F. Skinner with one of his pigeons (source).
The pigeon mind hard at work trying to figure out where all the food is coming from. Eatcha, CC BY-SA 4.0

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