national geographic
issue 2017.06
why we lie

Nowadays I have thirteen of my own and I continue to place trust in their judgement as forecasters of fortune and weather. A cow, as it gazes on you, steady and vacant, takes in more about the core of who you are than most folk imagine.

Tom Cox – Villager

people say a cow is a machine for turning grass into food

a cow is a cow
not a machine

and if it was
it’d be a machine for turning food into less food